Henri Plaat

F., Prod.: Henri Plaat. 16mm. D.: 4’. 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

In a series of photo collages and coloured static photographs, a portrait of Hitler as a crazy fool. To a soundtrack of cabaret music, the images are edited in an associative sequence and appear to be moving while being saturated in smoke. Here, Plaat transforms the serious into the ridiculous, or as he put it: “Tragic situations inevitably have absurdist sides”.

Marius Hrdy 

Copy From

The work of Henri Plaat has been preserved on 16mm by the Eye Filmmuseum, recently new 2k digital preservations of the original reversals have been made