Khan's Flesh

  • Germany
  • Belarus
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The priest‘s ear recognizes the sins of the parishioners. The heartbeat of the fetus is being monitored. Workers are leaving the factory. Khan’s Flesh shows the everyday life of a small town in Belarus as choreographies within stage-like images. The inhabitants move and position their bodies depending on the situation and according to their social and professional status. A skeleton of norms, rules and role models, completed with the bodies of active citizens, becomes a vital structure whose components alternatingly discipline themselves through mutual control, praise and punishment. These interwoven social structures are traced, broken up and recontextualized by a dance-like montage. The images’ strict tableau-style reveals a surreal theatricality of the institutionally shaped everyday life.
At the same time Khan‘s Flesh is a contemporary document of life in the Belarusian province, barely a year before the beginning of the nationwide protests against the state apparatus.

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  • Original Title
    Khan's Flesh
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Georg Kussmann
  • Editing
    Kristina Savutsina
  • Sound
    Igor Bachmat, Ekin Horzum, Roland Musolff, Daniel Tekieli
  • Runtime
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Belarus
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
    • dokumentarfilmwoche
    • Message to Man (St. Petersburg, Russia)
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