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"War of dreams" at Arte: Left and fascists, pacifists and democrats, monarchists and nudists

"War of dreams" at Arte: Left and fascists, pacifists and democrats, monarchists and nudists

The eight-part and 400-minute documentary series War of the Dreams by Jan Peter and Gunnar Dedio tells the story of the time between the two world wars.
 The international production dispenses with contemporary witnesses and historians and unfolds its history on the basis of 13 different individual fates.
 At the center is the question of whether the world was eagerly listening to the downfall – or whether everything else would have been possible.

            
        

    

                        
    
    History is on TV too often and too often presented as a contemporary witness TV. A black-and-white or otherwise washed-out sequence, weeping music, then – spoken from the present – the comment taken in the studio by someone who "knows" because he was there at the time. The rubble woman. Hitler's telephone operator. The co-pilot of the kidnapped Lufthansa aircraft "Landshut". A resident of the Olympic village at the terror games of Munich 1972. If the events are longer or even much longer back, clarifies instead of witnesses a historian about the course of things, or turns an elephant expert his knowledge of elephants of the present on elephants of the past and describes how Hannibal got the sensitive animals across the Alps.

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