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Benjamin Franklin Wedekind

UK, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Experimental)

Director: George Snow, Micha Borgese

An 'automated biography'. Wedekind was the German precursor of Brecht and the Weimar theatre. Born in 1864, he was imprisoned in 1899 for insulting the Kaiser. George Snow is a respected computer illustrator, and maker of rock-videos for the Art of Noise. Micha Bergese is a leading contemporary dance artist in the UK.

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