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Two films by Rainer Simon form the framework for the presentation of the most recent publication in the DEFA Foundation's series "Die Zeit, die Welt und das Ich. Zum filmischen Werk von Rainer Simon" ("Time, the world and I. On Rainer Simon's film oeuvre". TILL EULENSPIEGEL (GDR 1974) is a jovial subversive portrait of the time and morals of the German Peasants' War, about the popular jester who holds up a mirror to his environment without fearing the consequences. The extravagant production was based on a film script by Christa and Gerhard Wolf and its reception was controversial because of certain drastic scenes. In DER FALL Ö. (GDR 1990), mythology and the world war force themselves on a bizarre art project: A German captain tries to make a film based on Sophocles' "Oedipus" in occupied Greece in 1944. Based on Franz Fühmann's short story "King Oedipus". (jr) (5.9.)

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