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Playing Earl Turner

Austria

A theatre film

Regie

Stefan Schweigert

Text

Laura Andress & Stefan Schweigert

An atmospherically dense theatre film juxtaposes documentary material from the NSU trial with a cult book from the right-wing scene.

language

German with English subtitles

duration

95

min

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locations

Labortheater

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dates

Introduction
Discussion

10. Nov. 2022

19:30

Labortheater

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Labortheater, HfBK Dresden

Güntzstr. 34

01307 Dresden

Introduction
Discussion

11. Nov. 2022

15:30

Kleines Haus

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Kleines Haus Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Glacisstr. 28

01099 Dresden

KH Mitte

Introduction
Discussion

12. Nov. 2022

20:15

Kleines Haus

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Kleines Haus Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Glacisstr. 28

01099 Dresden

KH 1

Introduction
Discussion

13. Nov. 2022

16:00

Hellerau

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Festspielhaus Hellerau

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56

01109 Dresden

Nancy-Spero Saal

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From a legal perspective, the investigation into the racist murders carried out by the National Socialist Underground (NSU), which was active in Germany from 1998 onwards, has been marked by considerable problems: evidence frantically destroyed by the authorities, a dubious network of undercover agents in the radical right-wing scene and one-sided police investigations that also turned the traumatised families of the victims into suspects. Less attention was given to a piece of literature, that has been proven to be a blueprint for Neonazis worldwide: THE TURNER DIARIES by the American Nazi William L. Pierce very likely inspired the NSU as it provided the perfect scenario for their political aims. Its first-person narrator Earl Turner gives an account of how an underground terrorist cell destabilises “the system” with bombings and assassinations and triggers a worldwide “white revolution”.

PLAYING EARL TURNER combines documentary and fiction in an atmospheric theatre-film, which gradually reveals the strategies and thought patterns of the perpetrators and the ideological programme of an international network of right-wing terror. A disturbing scenario emerges from the juxtaposition of transcripts from the NSU trial and scenes from THE TURNER DIARIES, which fundamentally questions the myth of lone perpetrators.

Stefan Schweigert, *1990, studied directing at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, was an assistant director at the Residenztheater München and since then has worked as a freelance director. He also works as a dramaturgical advisor for the choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez.


MIT / WITH Simon Dietersdorfer, Nora Jacobs, Simon Mantei


CONCEPT, TEXT & DIRECTION Stefan Schweigert

CONCEPT, TEXT & DRAMATURGY Laura Andreß


SCENOGRAPHY Lucas Fischötter / COSTUMES Andrea Simeon / CAMERA, SOUND & POSTPRODUCTION Ali Andress / VIDEO & LIGHTING DESIGN Martin Siemann / COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN Simon Dietersdorfer / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Linda Fress  / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Valentin Werner / PRODUCTION die werker*innen in cooperation with / WERK X-Petersplatz & coproduced by Okto Okto Community TV / THANKS TO Ulli Jentsch (apabiz – antifaschistisches Pressearchiv und Bildungszentrum Berlin), Hajo Funke, Tanjev Schultz & Bernhard Weidinger (Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes) / ENGLISH SUBTITLES Jacob Watson