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Schindlers Häuser
Documentary Film, AT/DE 2007, Farbe, 99 min.
Diagonale 2009

Director: Heinz Emigholz
Script: Heinz Emigholz
Cast: Sprecher: Christian Reiner
Camera: Heinz Emigholz, Volkmar Geiblinger
Editor: Heinz Emigholz, Markus Ruff
Location Sound: Jochen Jezussek Christian Obermaier
Producers: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Heinz Emigholz
Production: Amour Fou Filmproduktion
Co-production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production, Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion (DE), ORF, WDR III, WDR/3sat


Heinz Emigholz invites to visit 40 selected buildings by the architect Rudolph M Schindler, who emigrated from Vienna to Los Angeles via Chicago. The still peaceful shots invite the audience to enliven the (now filmic) spaces with their thoughts. Emigholz is not under the delusion that he can present Schindler's architecture in its entirety. The hidden, “concealment” becomes a kind of meta-theme in the film, because Schindler's original architecture has become hidden behind plant growth, alterations and new building, but also because concealment is always innate to the film process.

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