Some Engels

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Some Engels
Some Engels, 2013, © Sven Johne
Some Engels, 2013, © Sven Johne
© Falk Wenzel
Some Engels, 2013, © Sven Johne
© Jeno Eugène Detvay

The film is set in an anonymous office in Brooklyn, New York. A handful of amateur and professional actors have been invited to an audition. A young American casting director is apparently looking for an actor to play Friedrich Engels holding the funeral oration for his friend and comrade in arms Karl Marx.

The six actors invited to the audition provide a short overview of their biographies, enumerating their professional success or lack of it and trying to present themselves as appropriate candidates for the role while under fire by the increasingly captious questions emitted by the casting director. They turn to the camera, modulate their voices, strive heroically to merge with the aged Engels, revealing in the process the deeper recesses of their own souls.

In his most recent film, Johne depicts the unsettling depletion of self-esteem manifested by all the participants. We see the years of want, the ever unfulfilled hope of a new shining future.

2013
Sven Johne
1976 DE
Kuratorin
Annegret Laabs
DE
Artist Talk
Sven Johne mit Kuratorin Annegret Laabs über „Some Engels“
Sun. 20. 10. 13:00
Technikhalle, Holzplatz 1, Halle (Saale)

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