Director: Philip Schefner

“If you would have to tell the story, how would you begin?
This is one of the question Philip Scheffner have asked each of the witnesses during the shooting of the documentary “revision”. Each time, I, m really amazed how the same story appear to have so many different appearance and conceals so many truth.
On June 29th, 1992 a farmer discovers two bodies in a corn field in the North East of Germany. Police enquiries lead to the fact that the dead men are Romanian citizens. During the attempt to cross the EU border, they have been shot by hunters. The hunters claim that they had mistaken the people for wild boar. Four years later, the trial begins. It will never be proved, which of the hunters has fired the fatal bullet. The verdict: not guilty. German Press Agency dpa reports: “From Romania, no one has arrived for the rendition of judgment.” A documentary turns into a cinematic REVISION. Like a puzzle, the film puts together the facts around the death of two men on a field at the German-Polish border in 1992. Scheffner composes an increasingly disturbing pattern of landscape and memory, witness testimonies, documents and investigations.
The police files contain the names and adress of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar. However, their families never even got to know, that a trial had been held.
With REVISION, a legally terminated crime case becomes the subject of a cinematic revision. Places, individuals, and memories are being connected, and form a fragile pattern from different versions and perspectives of contemporary European history.
Extraits de synopsis: © pong Kröger und Scheffner

Duration: 106 min. Format: XDCam/ 35 mm, Farbe Sound: Stereo Germany 2012

Directed by: Philip Scheffner

Script: Merle Kröger | Philip Scheffner
Editing: Philip Scheffner
Director of fotography: Bernd Meiners
Sound: Pascal Capitolin / Volker Zeigermann
Producer: Merle Kröger / Pong Co-Producer: Meike Martens / Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH Marcie K. Jost, Peter Zorn / worklights media production
Produzent: Pong GBR b>
Production funded by: Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Filmstiftung NRW Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Development funded by: FFA DEFA Stiftung Distributor : Real Fiction
World Sales: Deckert Distribution

weitere Termine:
World premiere: 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (Forum), 2012 12.02.2012, 19:15 h, Cinestar 8: