Amerikai anzix / American Torso

Amerikai anzix / American Torso

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PERFORMING THE UNSPEAKABLE: BEYOND FICTION AND DOCUMENTARY

By Claudia Siefen

Amerikai anzix / American Torso by Bódy Gábor shows us the fate of a group of exiled Hungarian revolutionaries in 1848 and follows them into the American Civil War. The main character is a surveyor, a freedom fighter, a true war technician. The observation of the landscape is combined here with the observation by the film camera. The film thus sees and registers the ongoing war from the point of view of the surveyor. Will the camera’s point of view be that of the audience? Because an audience will also give it in multiple edition.

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