Revision

Revision 4

On June 29th, 1992 a farmer discovers two bodies in a corn field in the North East of Germany. Police enquiries lead to the fact that the dead men are Romanian citizens. During the attempt to cross the EU border, they have been shot by hunters. The hunters claim that they had mistaken the people for wild boar. Four years later, the trial begins. It will never be proved, which of the hunters has fired the fatal bullet. The verdict: not guilty. German Press Agency dpa reports: “From Romania, no one has arrived for the rendition of judgment.”
The police files contain the names and adress of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar. However, their families never even got to know, that a trial had been held.
With REVISION, a legally terminated crime case becomes the subject of a cinematic revision. Places, individuals, and memories are being connected, and form a fragile pattern from different versions and perspectives of contemporary European history.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2012

Format
Digi Beta Pal, HDCam

Length
106 min

Director
Philip Scheffner

Production
pong in co-production with Blinker Filmproduktion, worklights media production and ZDF in cooperation with ARTE

Original Language
German, Romanian, Romani

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Berlinale 2012
GoEast FF Wiesbaden 2012, Germany (Documentary Award “Remembrance and Future”)
Hot Docs Toronto 2012
DOK.fest Munich 2012
Transsylvanian IFF Cluj 2012
Zurich IFF 2012
Vancouver IFF 2012
DocLisboa 2012
cph:dox Copenhagen 2012
Duisburger Filmwoche 2012
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2012
L'Alternativa Barcelona 2012
Berlinale 2013
Lussas 2013
Yamagata IDF 2013 (Award of Excellence, ex aequo with THE OTHER DAY)