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Filmstill aus MISSILE. Drei Soldaten in einem Bunker der Atomstreitkräfte.

Sun 08.05.

  • Director

    Frederick Wiseman

  • USA / 1987
    115 min. / 16 mm / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

MISSILE follows the several weeks of training that soldiers undergo before becoming part of a unit in an bunker responsible for manning and firing intercontinental nuclear missiles. It begins with a lecture by an officer who explains the ethical issues and the willingness to kill millions in the event of war. In the next scene, a giant revolver is used to explain to the soldiers how a gun is used for self-defense. The short presentation ends with the instructor requesting to please make sure they do not fire this weapon (or the missiles?) by mistake! After this absurdly humorous juxtaposition, Wiseman introduces the men and women being trained for nuclear warfare. (hb)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media