Les États généraux du film documentaire 2017 Fragment of a filmmaker’s work: Peter Nestler Gefährliches Wissen

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Gefährliches Wissen ( Farlig kunskap )
Peter Nestler
1983-1984 - Suède - Noir & Blanc - 30'

Humanity’s thirst for knowledge and its consequences, from the Bible to the A-bomb. Nestler uses sixteenth-century engravings and paintings by artists such as Dürer, Grünewald, Holbein the Younger, Hans Weiditz, Sebald Beham and Hans Baldung but also paintings by the Czech illustrator Zdeněk Burian, as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s music played by Gustav Leonhardt. An unknown masterpiece by Nestler.

16 mm projection


Photography : Peter Nestler, Göran Lettstrand, Lennart Bång
Editing : Peter Nestler
Production : Sveriges Television