"How to Live in the
German Federal Republic"
Directed by Harun Farocki
Harun Farocki's amazing dissection of modern life in
Germany--a country he calls "a training camp in which techniques for living
are practiced by the professionally living." Composed entirely of 32 short
scenes taken from instructional and training classes, How to Live in the
German Federal Republic shows Germany as a country where nothing happens
without rehearsal and preparation. A "documentary film with performers," the
film is a sometimes hilarious, often ominous, but always playful work in
which life itself is an enactment. German with English subtitles.