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De Facto
Documentary Film, AT/DE 2023, Farbe, 130 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2023

Director, Script, Editor, Sounddesign, Costumes: Selma Doborac
Cast: Christoph Bach, Cornelius Obonya
Camera: Klemens Hufnagl
Location Sound: Claus Benischke-Lang
Music: Didi Kern & Philipp Quehenberger
Production Design: Selma Doborac (Objekte von Heimo Zobering, Franz West)
Additional Credits: Übersetzung ins Englische: Peter Waugh Casting: Ulrike Müller Farben & Digitales Film Mastering: Andi Winter Tonmischung: Jochen Jezussek
Producers: Selma Doborac


In tireless monologues, two actors recite testimonies and perpetrator statements from various unnamed conflicts in recent history. Without naming any reference to historical or political contexts, and detached from all emotion, the texts tell of a discarding of reason and unleashing of violence—of (in-)human abysses that De Facto penetrates with its uncompromising, insistent, and meticulously thought-out philosophical and literary treatment of perpetrators.

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