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Abendland

Abendland (2012)

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Characteristically penetrating, tough-minded, and masterfully composed, Geyrhalter's new documentary, Abendland, is a portrait of Europe at night, drawing together glimpses of a wide range of locations, milieus, activities, and themes, under the umbrella of a continent after nightfall. A film of extraordinary beauty but sinister implications - depictions of border controls, surveillance, and forcefully suppressed political protests predominate - Abendland is, both literally and figuratively, a

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The overall impression is a vision of Europe as a mosaic, as an artful amalgam of perfectly framed, seemingly disconnected moments during a long shared night, give or take a time zone change or two.

July 26, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A documentary composed of vignettes of Europe by night, shot as though through the eyes of some inquisitive, unobtrusive, silent ghost...

July 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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These images of security, technology run amok and multiculturalism bump up against some serious class issues.

July 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The documentary discipline can't escape its own inherent intermediateness, or its own penchant for deception.

July 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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