Sounds From the Fog

Dokus
Queer
| 89 min
German
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The musician Wilhelm Heckmann became a victim of Nazi justice in 1937. He survived 8 years of concentration camp, the ordeal of working in the quarry, branded with the 'pink triangle' for gay prisoners. Filmmaker Klaus Stanjek, Heckmann's nephew, ventures into Germany's recent past by unraveling a family secret, approaching taboo times like white spots on a historical map. "My search for clues, my surprising encounters, the evaluation of the found objects and my descriptions lead the viewer into the burdened, contradictory past of German social history. And make the dynamics of repressing and twisting the truth emotionally comprehensible. Music is fundamentally involved in this - for emotional relief and imaginary liberation." (Klaus Stanjek)