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Heureka

West Germany, 1968 (MIFF 1971, Artists)

Director: Horst Bienek

Heureka is a moving sculpture by Jean Tinguely, a Swiss sculptor now living in Paris, whose sculptures in Central Park, New York, have made him world famous. Heureka is his most massive and significant work so far. Quotations from Nestroy to Karl Kraus and Beckett provide it with a context and relate it to our present political scene.

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