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Die Fälschung

Circle of Deceit
Film still from DIE FÄLSCHUNG. The actor Bruno Ganz in the foreground, in the background a burning house out of focus.

Sun 24.04.

  • Director

    Volker Schlöndorff

  • FRG, France / 1981
    110 Min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Volker Schlöndorff in person

Georg (Bruno Ganz) is a journalist who travels to Lebanon to cover the civil war and to flee an unhappy marriage. Once in Beirut, together with photographer Hoffmann (Jerzy Skolimowski), he becomes more and more aware of the complexity of the situation there. He starts to question his methods and his job: even though he knows the value of war pictures, he starts doubting the ethical correctness of his approach. When he meets the young German Arianna (Hanna Schygulla) who lives in Lebanon, not only does his perspective on Lebanon changes, but also his view on his private life. Shot during the Lebanese civil war, CIRCLE OF DECEIT impressively portrays the violence perpetrated by the militias as a part of everyday life. (pf)

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