dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Arabic, English, German, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
68'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

Buckle up for dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, the acclaimed hijacking documentary that eerily foreshadowed 9/11. We meet the romantic skyjackers who fought their revolutions and won airtime on the passenger planes of the 1960s. By the 1990s, such characters apparently are no more, replaced on our TV screens by stories of state-sponsored suitcase bombs. Director Johan Grimonprez investigates the politics behind this change, at the same time unwrapping our own complicity in the urge for ultimate disaster. Playing on Don DeLillo’s riff in the novel MAO II: “what terrorists gain, novelists lose” and “home is a failed idea,” he blends archive hijackings with surreal and banal themes including fast food, pet statistics, disco and his quirky home movies. David Shea wrote the superb soundtrack to this roller coaster through history, best described in the words of one hijacked Pepsi executive as: “running the gamut of many emotions: from surprise to shock, to fear, to joy, to laughter and then again, fear.”

“Exceptional for its juice, its jazzy, compelling fusion of social and esthetic issues, and its stomach churning power.”

The New York Times

“A visceral impact, a sense of urgency and a wrenching emotional attack.”

The Times London

“Each cut turns a screw deeper until your mind starts to hurt.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“An eccentric rollercaster ride through history.”

Time Out London

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Arabic, English, German, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
68'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Rony Vissers, Corinne Castel
Editing
Montage
Montage
Johan Grimonprez
Music
Muziek
Musique
David Shea
Sound Editing
Klankmontage
Montage Son
Nicolas Joly
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Nicolas Joly
Production
Productie
Production
Kunstencentrum STUK, Het Atelier [Rony Vissers]
, Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou, New Media Department [Christine Van Assche]
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
Documenta X, Klapstuk 97, Fundación Provincial de Cultura, Diputación de Cádiz, The Fascinating Faces of Flanders, Ministry of the Flemish Community
In association with
In samenwerking met
En association avec
Herman Asselberghs