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DMZ국제다큐멘터리영화제

 
사이트맵

5th DMZ Docs(2013)

I AM DOCU



The Restricted Area

Herz FRANK

  • Latvia
  • 1975
  • 66min
  • Beta
  • black and white

Synopsis

15 year old boy Misha is being sent to a juvenile detention center accused of simple theft. The camera enters the facility with Misha and captures boys who enter the juvenile center who receive vocational training, musical education and look forward to their parent’s visit. The boy playing with a shovel in the middle of labor resembles us of a six year old boy playing with dirt at a playground. The boys in this ‘restricted area’ are usually sent here on charge of simple theft, rampage in public space, extortion of motorcycles or were the cause of traffic accidents. Most of them are children from broken homes or children that weren’t loved by their parents. Generally, the society considers the separation and reformation of juvenile delinquents as the best way. A simple mistake that a tempestuous youth make leads to an incarceration in juvenile detention center which is an isolated place. However, even if we isolate them, cut their hair short, dress them in a certain uniform and give vocational training, it doesn’t mean that they will change to complete moral figures. Immature boys in between a child and an adult could be a member of anyone’s family. Do we really have the right to reform and edify them? If we try to find a solution, which would be the best way? The film makes us think about these questions. Through adding the subtitle “Restricted Area” occasionally, the film reminds the audiences that this place is a prison that is cut off from the outside. And through the close-up of various characters including Misha, it describes their complicated feelings and delivers the emotion of the film formed from those scenes. As he had commonly used in most of his works, the director tries to leave a strong impression to the audiences through Freeze Frame or photos when he wants to amplify specific emotions of characters. Also, he expresses free will of prisoners metaphorically by the white butterfly flying through the wire fence, and implies that there is no future in the correction education like this with the ending scene of the bird falling from the wire. “Even with thousands of years of studies on education and various methods for reformation, the society still has to face to violent boys. We don’t have any way, method, or even logic.” (Jinna LEE)

Review

Director

  • Herz FRANK

    1926년 라트비아 출생, 2013년 3월 2일 이스라엘 예루살렘에서 사망. 1947년 모스코바 대학에서 법학을 전공하고, 언론인, 사진작가 등으로 활동하다가, 1959년부터 리가 영화사에서 편 집자, 각본가, 그리고 연출가로 활동하며 20여 편이 넘는 다큐멘터리 영화를 연출했다. 1960년대 리가 영화학교의 시적 다큐멘터리 영화 제작을 이끌었던 주요 감독 중 한 명으로, 기존 다 큐멘터리의 형식을 뛰어넘어 인간의 운명, 삶의 비극성에 관한 주제를 담은 작품을 만들었다. 그의 영화는160여 편이 넘는 논문과 책, 잡지, 신문기사 등에 소개되었고 <마지막 판결>, <원 스 데어 워 세븐 시몬즈>로 니옹영화제, 산세바스찬영화제 등에서 수상하기도 했다. 십분 간의 러닝타임 동안 아이들의 표정을 통해 인간의 다양한 감정을 묘사해 낸 <텐 미닛 올더>와 자 전적 다큐멘터리 <플래시백>이 대표작으로 알려져 있다. 저서로는 자신의 다큐멘터리 영화이론을 서술한 『프톨레마이오스의 지도』가 있다 

Credit

  • ProducerNatalija PONAMORJOVA
  • Cinematography Juris PODNIEKS, Sergejs NIKOLAJEVS
  • Editor Maija SELECKA
  • Music Ivars VIGNERS
  • Sound Alfreds VISNEVSKIS

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