Berlinale: Programme


Film file

Retrospective

Die Maschine

The Machine

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An animated film that is critical of society. After being kissed by a “celestial” muse, an inventor succeeds in building a machine that will clothe the naked of the world. But after a “devilish” inspiration, the inventor expands heedlessly into new markets, leading to ever-increasing growth of the machine until it finally enslaves its inventor, who has become a war profiteer.

Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1966, 11 min

by

Wolfgang Urchs