The Natural History of Destruction

    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Germany, Netherlands
    • 2022
    • 110 min
    • Dutch Premiere
    • Masters, Focus: Around Masculinity
    Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s book and based on WWII archive footage, the film puts forward the question: is it morally acceptable to use civilian population as a means of war? Is it possible to justify mass destruction for the sake of higher “moral” ideals? The question remains as relevant today, as it was 80 years ago, and its urgency is tragically manifested in current political events.


    Sergei Loznitsa
    Regina Bouchehri for Looks Film & TV GmbH, Gunnar Dedio for Looks Film & TV GmbH, Uljana Kim for Studio Uljana Kim, Sergei Loznitsa for Atoms & Void, Maria Choustova for Atoms & Void
    Involved TV Channel
    RBB, MDR


    World Sales
    Progress Film-Verleih, Gunnar Dedio / PROGRESS Film
    Festival Handling
    Maya Kasterine for Atoms & Void

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    Available versions
    109', DCP, black and white

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    Dutch Premiere
    Focus: Around Masculinity

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