Class Relations

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub
Price: EUR 29,90
Price for supporting members*: EUR 23,90

Based on Franz Kafka's unfinished novel "Der Verschollene", Klassenverhältnisse doesn't deal with the real United States but it is rather an allegory taking place at no specific time in history. Straub/Huillet's film is about class relations and about a society utterly cruel, capricious and ludicrous as it is shaped by capitalism.

This 2-disc DVD offers a film transfer supervised by the filmmakers, two rare documentaries (by Harun Farocki and Manfred Blank) about the work on the film, as well as unpublished rushes and photos from the shooting. The ROM section features additional material such as scripts, the shooting schedule, an interview and excerpts from a press conference with the filmmakers, and a book about the film (in German).


"DVD of the year. Buy it, watch all of it, and thank me later." (Cinema Scope)
"A must-own package for anyone remotely interested in the work of Straub-Huillet" (filmjourney.org) 

Edition Filmmuseum 11

1st edition: 2007
Edited by: Austrian Film Museum, Filmmuseum München, Goethe-Institut München

DVD 1: Class Relations (1984, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) 122 min

DVD 2: Work on "Class Relations" by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub (1983, Harun Farocki) 65 min | How Merrily I Shall Laugh. Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub and Their Film "Class Relations" (1984, Manfred Blank) 42 min | Work in Progress. Genetic Analysis of the Sign Structure and Rhetoric in the Opening Sequences ... (2007, Realisation: Klaus Kanzog, Klaus Volkmer) 20 min | Production stills


Language: German

Subtitles: English, French

All Regions, PAL 4:3

ROM section with documents (scripts, interviews, etc.) in German language only

16 page booklet with essays by Hans Hurch, Barton Byg, Klaus Kanzog


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