Brunner is Next

I had intended that each of the roughly 60 shots would be static, without even the imperceptible correction pans normally used in such cases. Every shot was to be a tangent, of which one must put an infinite number around a circle if it is to be calculated incrementally. One cannot represent a circle with straight shots, the most one can do is make it imaginable – this could be a righteous insight into the limitations of our means, although hopefully not self-righteously presented...

Even today, it still interests me that the beginning of every shot is a prediction of sorts. How does one avoid such prophecy and conjuring tricks?

(Harun Farocki)

Original title Brunner ist dran Director, scriptwriter Harun Farocki Script Harun Farocki, based on the story Le mauvais vitrier by Charles Baudelaire Cinematographer David Slama Assistant cinematographer Marina Koischwitz, Fritz Grosche, Klaus Krahn (overall program) Sound Hans Beringer Editor Rolf Basedow Production manager Giefer Thomas Production Larabel Film, Harun Farocki, Berlin-West, for SFB, Berlin-West TV-producer Jürgen Tomm Format 16mm, col., 1:1,37 Length 17 min. First broadcast 08.10.1973, Nord 3