The author tries to reflect on the involvement of the protagonists of Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen (Julian Radlmaier, 2014) and Buzzard (Joel Potrykus, 2014) through the perspective of a social movement beyond film fiction. The system’s dominance over society dictates subservient relations, in which some manage very well, others fight back and others still find themselves transfixed somewhere in between. Radlmaier and Potrykus have perceived the well-known terms of modern society each from a different continent; the value of their films can be seen in the application of Marx’s thesis that the proletariat, those “modern labourers”, ”moves through different rates of development, its existence against the bourgeoisie begins with its existence at the same time”.

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