The archival footage used in the film, shot with a 16 mm camera, is of priceless historical value for contemporary audiences. We have an amateur to thank for the footage, Harald von Vietinghoff-Riesch, a man who, during the first three years of World War II, recorded the daily life of soliders and civilians, as well as horses, which play a key role in Clemens von Wedemeyer’s documentary.
Born in 1974 in Göttingen. From 1996 to 1998, studied Photography and Media at Fachhochschule Bielefeld. Transferred in 1998 to the Academy of Visual Arts in Lipsk. Was an award winner at the International Film Festival in Oberhausen in 2006. His work has appeared at the Biennale in Moscow and in Berlin, among other places. He lives and works in Berlin.
1998 Mass (video, short)
2007 Von Gegenüber / From the Opposite Side (short)
2008 Die Probe / The Test (video, short)
2015 Konie rotmistrza / Die Pferde des Rittmeisters / The Horses of a Cavalry Captain (doc., short)