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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION

by Sergei Loznitsa

synopsis

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 the current events.

international title: The Natural History of Destruction
original title: The Natural History of Destruction
country: Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
sales agent: Progress Film-Verleih
year: 2022
genre: documentary
directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
film run: 112'
film editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
music: Christiaan Verbeek
producer: Gunnar Dedio
production: LOOKSFilm, Studio Uljana Kim, Atoms & Void
backing: Lithuanian Film Centre

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