Sweep It Up, Again / Kehraus, wieder

In March 1990, Gerd Kroske started filming road sweepers in Leipzig. In the following years, he returned to his protagonists and continued shooting. SWEEP IT UP, AGAIN is the third film in this documentary trilogy, shot in 2006. Some of his protagonists have died in the meanwhile, some of them are still struggling along. A long time milieu study about the daily life of people between homes and social secure office, precise, sober, without commentary – but full of sympathy with the protagonists.
Gerd Kroske: „The film became a never intended, never planned long-time observation because I was hoping for a happy end.“

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2006

Format
35mm, Digi Beta Pal

Length
100 min

Director
Gerd Kroske

Production
realistfilm in co-production with MDR

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2006 (German Competition)
Visions du Réel Nyon 2007 (International Competition)
Duisburger Filmwoche 2007
One World Human Rights Film Festival Prague 2009