“The cinema is the public seat of feelings in the 20th century. The organization is set up thusly: Even sad feelings have a happy outcome in the cinema. It is about finding comfort: In the 19th century the opera house was the home to feelings. An overwhelming majority of operas had a tragic end.
Alexander Kluge (1932) is a German writer of non-fiction and fiction, a leading filmmaker and public intellectual. He took his first steps in the film world as a collaborator of Fritz Lang (Der Tiger von Eschnapur, 1959) and subsequently became one of the most prominent representatives of the New German Cinema in the 1960s.