Deutsche Version


Series title: A-Clip I - Berlin 1997 (Episode 9)
Director: A-Clip Kollektiv
Country: Germany
Year: 1997
Synopsis: “Ask me, ask me!” one can hear from the perforated intercoms of the authorities—urban space offers many opportunities to establish contact. Detailed information is given to newcomers upon their request for semi-legal pleasures; as is known, every loudspeaker also functions as a mike.

Season I (1997) The inner-city actions that took place from June 2 – 8, 1997, were accompanied by nine, on average one-minute spots screened in a number of movie theaters between the block of commercials and the feature film. The A-clips are grasped as a commentary on the current changes in the inner cities. The producers of the spots are mainly groups and individual actors from the leftist, autonomous and cultural field. It is not by chance that the movie theater is a preferred venue of different publics. Cinema is not only an experience on the screen. In the linking of commerce and movie plot, individual and collective wishes and longings are condensed. When the commercials and the supporting film immerse the cinema hall in semi-darkness, an atmosphere of communication arises: Opinions on individual spots are articulated much more distinctly than during the feature film. The A-clips latch on to this by putting aspects of urban life disregarded in the prevailing image production up for debate.

Technical Attributes

Format: 35mm
Rental status: to rent
Running time (minutes): 1
Sound: Dolby SR
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Frames per second: 24
Weight: 0.2
Number of reels: 1