Slaughterhouses of Modernity

Slaughterhouses of Modernity

Film by Heinz Emigholz
GER 2022 – 80 minutes
DCP, 5.1, no Dialog

Director and Screenplay: Heinz Emigholz
Stefan Kolosko, Arno Brandlhuber
Narrator: Susanne Bredehöft, Heinz Emigholz, Kiev Stingl
Camera: Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Assistant: Manja Ebert
Set Design: Ueli Etter
Original Sound Recording: Esteban Bellotto, Rainer Gerlach, Ueli Etter, Markus Ruff
Editing: Till Beckmann, Heinz Emigholz
Researches: Angelika Hinterbrandner, Olaf Schäfer
Local Management Argentinia: Esteban Bellotto
Locol Management Bolivia: Angel Cordero, Konrad Schlaich
Sound Design and Mixing: Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Music: Kiev Stingl „Einsam WEISS boys“
Post-production: Till Beckmann
Production Management: Viviana Kammel, Günter Thimm (rbb)
Production Assistant: Anna Bitter
Commissioning Editor: Rolf Bergmann (rbb)
Producers: Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production: Filmgalerie 451
Co-production: Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Funded by
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

World Premiere
October 9, 2022, New York Film Festival

Section from the film „P.R.“ (2011) by Mathieu Brohan
Section from the film „Miscellanea II“ (2001) by Heinz Emigholz
Thanks to Arno Brandlhuber, Mathieu Brohan, Viviana Castro, Eugenia Cavallaro, Victor Choque, Angel Cordero, Marcelo Guardia Crespo, Hartmut Dorgerloh, Rubén Ghio, Alfred Hagemann, Ulrike Lorenz, Alejo Magarinos, Vanesa Neubauer, Camila Paredes, Jonathan Perel, Sergio Picazo, Ana Ramos, Freddy Mamani Silvestre, María Sueldo, Maia Vena, Hanns Zischler and Centro Cultural Salamone in Balcarce, Chamber of Commerce in Guamini, Offices of Culture in Alem, Azul, Carhué, Laprida, Pringles, Saliqueló and Pellegrini, Office of Tourism in Tres Lomas and Pym Films

The quasi-fascist architecture of Francisco Salamone's slaughterhouses in the Argentine pampas, the utopian buildings by Freddy Mamani Sylvestre in El Alto, Bolivia, and the restorative "City Palace" in Berlin are the cornerstones of an analytical documentary film that explores the dual character of architectural modernism in the field of tension between avant-garde and political propaganda.