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Franz Müller's Spring of Wire

Germany, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Animation Focus)

Director: Heinrich Sabl

Puppet animation which explores the world of Dada, with numerous references to the artist Kurt Schwitters, in the context of animation as social document. Like Vertov, Sabl adopts the role of Man as camera in the political climate of a modern and united Germany.

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