A READING BY AND WITH CHRISTIAN KRACHT
“Die Toten” take us directly to the blazing, feverish years of the Weimar Republic when the culture of modern times experienced an early bloom. Spurred on by Siegfried Kracauer and Lotte Eisner, a Swiss film director tries to talk the UFA tycoon Hugenberg in Berlin to finance a movie, more specifically: a horror movie, more specifically: in Japan. These efforts overlap with identical plans in the Japanese empire which are intended to defy the emerging Hollywood realm... A novel in a captivating and magic language which celebrates the secret of film as artwork of modern times.
In cooperation with Kiepenheuer und Witsch.