In Comparison

2009 / Austria, Germany / 62min

Harun Farocki tracks the individual steps in the manufacture and use of bricks in Africa, India and Europe, comparing different traditions. Instead of using a commentary, he allows the images to speak, working with the color, movement and sound of bricks, which symbolize the basic building block of social relationships and economic structures.


  • Original title
    Zum Vergleich
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Harun Farocki, Matthias Rajmann
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Ingo Kratisch
  • Editing
    Meggie Schneider
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    62 min
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  • Country
    • Austria
    • Germany
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