Gerd Conradt

F.: Carles Völsen. Int.: Thomas Giefer, Thomas Mitscherlich, Rüdiger Minow, Kai Ehlers, Jasper Halfmann, Klaus Zillig, Wolfgang Schäfer, Enzio Edschmid, Otto F. Gmelin, Roland Hähn, Manfred Blessmann, Hans Behringer, Gerd Conradt, Holger Meins. Prod.: Gerd Conradt per Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin. DCP. D.: 12’. Col.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

This short film shot on 16mm is a student film from the Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie in Berlin. It is an exercise film by Gerd Conradt, created in a camera seminar led by Michael Ballhaus. The topic on the curriculum was ‘colour’, and the result of this exercise is a real gem. It is 1968: a red flag is carried in a relay race through the city of Berlin. The relay race, in which a total of 15 people are involved, starts in the Schloßstraße in Berlin’s Steglitz district and ends at the town hall of Berlin-Schöneberg. Here, at its final destination, the red flag is raised on the balcony.

Karl Wratschko

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by courtesy of Gerd Conradt