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Embargo

Johann Lurf
Austria 2014 / 10’
experimental
3D

In politics, the title term refers, most often, to a ban on exporting arms to a conflict zone. In his film, Johann Lurf applies the term to the façade of a completely sealed-off building belonging to General Dynamics European Land Systems—a global producer of ammunition and combat systems—that is being observed from outside. The camera takes an unhurried look at the building, whose contents are destined for war zones. The filmmaker used 3D technology for the project.

Patryk Tomiczek

Johann Lurf

Johann Lurf was born in 1982 in Vienna, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2002 to 2009.

Selected filmography

2003 ohne Titel / without Title (short)
2008 12 Explosionen / 12 Explosions (short)
2010 Endeavour (short)
2012 Rekonesans / Reconaissance (short)

2014 Embargo (short)

Cast & Crew

director Johann Lurf
screenplay Johann Lurf
cinematography Johann Lurf
editing Johann Lurf
music Jung an Tagen
producer Johann Lurf
production Sixpack Film
sales Sixpack Film
language no dialogue
colouration b&w