Songs of Repression (2020)

  • 1h 30m
  • Estephan Wagner
  • Marianne Hougen-Moraga
  • danske undertekster

Beboerne i en tysk koloni i Chile har en mørk fortid med vold og seksuelle overgreb til fælles, men reagerer vidt forskelligt på at blive konfronteret med den i dag.

For foden af Andes-bjergene i Chile ligger en lille tysk koloni og et idyllisk turistmål, der dækker over en grim forhistorie med systematiske overgreb, medicinske eksperimenter, slavelignende arbejdsforhold og massegrave. I kolonien, som tidligere hed Colonia Dignidad, var nogle ofre, nogle overgrebsmænd, og nogle begge dele. Omkring 120 bor stadig i kolonien, som i dag har ændret navn til Villa Baviera (‘den bayerske landsby’), og en skræmmende blanding af religiøs fanatisme og ekstrem konservatisme dominerer fortsat. Hvordan beboerne forholder sig til deres fælles fortid, er dog et spørgsmål med vidt forskellige svar i en mørk film om overgreb, gruppepsykologi og fascisme.

The inhabitants of a German colony in Chile share a dark past with violence and sexual abuse, but react in widely different ways when confronted with it today.

At the foot of the Andes Mountains in Chile lies an idyllic German colony called Villa Baviera. However, the beauty of the place – formerly known as Colonia Dignidad – hides a grim past. Systematic child-abuse, medical experiments, torture chambers and mass graves are part of its history. Today, 120 inhabitants still live their lives in the colony which has since changed its name to Villa Baviera and where a disturbing blend of religious fanaticism and extreme conservatism still holds sway. ‘Songs of Repression’ explores the strategies that the residents employ to deal with their traumas today. Victims, perpetrators and those who are both disagree on how the past shall be remembered. Some completely deny the horrors and wish to only remember the bright moments, others still go through severe emotional struggles – and some are caught in between. Filmmakers Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner have gained an unusual access to the haunted community in a film shot over a period of 18 months.

Language(s)

Spanish

Subtitle(s)

Danish

Bonus Content

3 mins
Songs of Repression (Introduktion)

Introduktion til filmen ‘Songs of Repression’ af instruktører Estephan Wagner & Marianne Hougen-Moraga.

46 mins
Songs of Repression (Q&A)

En samtale om klippeprocessen og hvordan man finder det autentiske nu i samarbejde med Dansk Filmklipperselskab (https://www.danskfilmklipperselskab.dk).

Med klipper Niels Pagh Andersen & klipper/instruktør Estephan Wagner Moderator: Klipper/instruktør Steen Johannessen

Songs of Repression (English subtitles)

Songs of Repression with English subtitles.