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Romuald Karmakar

by Olaf Moller Austrian Film Museum
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Pbk 255 pages
AU$72.00 NZ$73.91
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Romuald Karmakar's work in the fields of fiction and documentary holds a unique place in European film. It also stands in clear opposition to the dominant ways of the German film industry - both aesthetically and in its head-on treatment of several sore spots in German history. Time and again the 45-year-old director has engaged with 'impossible' characters and 'borderline' subjects: mercenaries, a notorious Nazi speech, the terror of being in a relationship, an imprisoned serial killer, or what it means to truly experience electronic and techno music. The book presents Karmakar's work in its entirety for the first time. It includes a 130-page essay by Olaf Möller, several conversations with the artist, an annotated filmography, and selected writings by Romuald Karmakar, including a number of unproduced treatments.
Olaf M+¦ller's knowledge about Karmarkar is vast, and each page here is proof of a striking conversation between a critic and a filmmaker.
Olaf M?ller (* 1971), based in Cologne/Germany, is an independent film expert, author, curator and European editor of ''Film Comment.'' His books include other works in this series, on John Cook, Michael Pilz, and Dominik Graf. Michael Omasta (* 1964) is a film historian and the film editor for the Austrian weekly ''Falter.'' He has (co-)edited several books, on Peter Lorre, Carl Mayer, Claire Denis, Film Noir, and Alexander Hammid, among others.