The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time

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Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time)
Directed by Alexander Kluge
Produced by Alexander Kluge
Willi Segler
Written by Alexander Kluge
Starring Jutta Hoffmann
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Hans-Michael Rehberg
Cinematography Hermann Fahr
Werner Lüring
Thomas Mauch
Edited by Jane Seitz
Production
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Distributed by Filmwelt (1985) (West Germany) (theatrical)
Edition Filmmuseum (2007) (worldwide) (DVD)
Release dates
  • October 31, 1985 (1985-10-31) (West Germany)


  • September 21, 1986 (1986-09-21) (USA)

  • June 20, 1998 (1998-06-20) (Germany (TV premiere)
Running time 113 min
Country West Germany
Language German

Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (or The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time in English) is a documentary film made in West Germany in 1985. It is written and directed by Alexander Kluge. The entire film was filmed in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany. The film's working title was Unheimlichkeit der Zeit. The film is known as L'attaque du présent sur le temps qui reste in France. An alternate English title of the film is The Blind Director.

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At the German Film Awards ceremony of 1986, the film won a "Film Award in Silver" for the Shaping of a Feature Film (Kairos Film). It was also nominated for a "Film Award in Gold" in the category of "Outstanding Feature Film" (Kairos Film).

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