War and Peace (Krieg und Freiden) (1982)


Introduction

At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe.

Outline

At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe. 300,000 protesters in Bonn. German Chancellor Schmidt resigns. Why make a film collage about war? “Nothing is more discouraging than not being able to see through a game on which your life hinges.”

Production & Filming Details

  • Directors: Stefan Aust, Axel Engstfeld, Alexander Kluge, and Volker Schlondorff.
  • Writers: Stefan Aust, Heinrich Boll, Axel Engstfeld, Alexander Kluge, and Volker Scholndorff.
  • Production: Bioskop Film, Kairos-Film, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), and Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (support).
  • Distributors: Filmverlag der Autoren (1983) (West Germany) (theatrical), Edition Filmmuseum (2007) (Germany) (DVD), and TeleCulture (USA) (all media) (subtitled).
  • Release Date: 29 October 1982 (West Germany), 03 December 1982 (US).
  • Running time: 123 minutes
  • Country: West Germany.
  • Language: German.

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