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The Expression of Hands

Der Ausdruck der Hände

Directed by Harun Farocki
Germany, 1997
Documentary, Short


Historically, the cinema close-up was initially employed to convey emotions through facial expressions. But soon filmmakers also began focusing their attention on hands. Using film extracts, Farocki explores this visual language, it’s symbolism, Freudian slips, automatisms and its music.

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