MILIZ IN DER FRÜH
Militia Early Morning

by Hans SCHEUGL
1966 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 18' 50

Miliz in der Früh (Militia Early Morning) describes opposites that do not abolish each other. A young man is to be killed. He might be dead already or is to be born yet. He is the eternal victim because the past reaches out into the forgetful future. Hitler and Stalin frank the order of his assassination that a pretty girl receives. But he is the perpetrator as well when he accompanies the girl on his motorcycle, cool as a Pulp Fiction Marlon Brando. Also the red-haired girl reveals an uncertain identity. She ties herself up in an empty house as if violence was only an erotic game. The town burns as it sleeps and dreams of its dark past.
Part of the film was shot in a house that in 1966 was still left deserted because its owners had fled to America from the Nazis and had never come back.
The film and the character that accompanied the shooting of Militia Early Morning was Godard's Pierrot le fou, the private who fought his own Vietnam war.
Hans Scheugl 2015

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distribution format Digital file on USB stick (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language German
rental fee 64,00 €

distribution format DCP on USB stick (INTEROP 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language German
rental fee 64,00 €