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Film Info
Men in the Ring

Film Information

Exhibition Title Men in the Ring
Original Title Männer im Ring
Director Erich Langjahr
Year 1990
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 76'
  • G: Erich Langjahr
  • F: Erich Langjahr, Otmar Schmid, André Simmen
  • E: Edwige Ochsenbein
  • S: Silvia Haselbeck, Ingrid Städeli, Ruedi Guyer
  • M: Mani Planzer
  • CP: Langjahr-Film
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Hundwill: a Swiss town in the Appenzell canton. Twelve houses around a square. The people living in those houses. In the center, the “Landsgemeinde” of men: the public meeting where everything concerning the commune is debated and voted on. The “direct democracy” of that tradition, rooted in a secular view of the world, and the arrival of the women’s right to vote. The event of the century: a traditional world with ancient values and manners transmitted from remote times is now confronted with modernity. Made in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Switzerland, Men in the Ring is the last part of a trilogy, with The Battle of Morgarten (1978) and Ex Voto (1986), in which Erich Langjahr’s cinema shows all of its documentary force, leaving aside picturesque issues to portray an insecure generation as it searches for its identity, beliefs, and future.

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