Auditions are taking place. Men improvise, deliver lines, aim guns, and collapse as if mortally wounded, reenacting the historical account of a revolution. In between, there are scenes of a desert landscape, where three young men who tried to join the Mexican Revolution of 1910 have lost their way.
A reflexive experiment in form that nimbly bounds between historical reconstruction—namely of the Mexican Revolution—and the auditions for said reconstruction. Taking a Stanislavski quote as its conceptual starting point, Killing Strangers makes some playful leaps—from The Beatles to Home Alone.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria