DER WILLE ZUR MACHT

by Pablo Sigg
DER WILLE ZUR MACHT

Informations

Nation: Mexico, Switzerland

Year: 2013

Length: 61'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In February 1886, Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, her husband Bernhard Förster and fourteen families of pure German stock left their homeland to found the Aryan colony of Nueva Germania in the Paraguayan jungle. More than a century later, Schweikhart brothers, Friedrich and Max Josef, are the last survivors of that racial experiment. Since childhood, they have lived without any kind of social exchange, money or animal-source food; they have practically stopped using language, leading a isolated existence on the remote property in which their grandparents originally settled. Today, the last trace of the dream of Nueva Germania seems to take shape in the dark imaginaries of history.

Director

Pablo Sigg

Pablo Sigg

Pablo Sigg (Mexico, 1974) is a Mexican-Swiss filmmaker, founder of Siggfilm. He made his debut in 2013 with the documentary Der Wille zur Macht, selected at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, followed in 2014 by I, of Whom I Know Nothing, Special Mention at FIDMarseille and at FICUNAM. Since 2010 he has worked on Lamaland, a three part fiction project made entirely in Nueva Germania, in Paraguay; as Der Wille zur Macht the film stars Friedrich and Max Josef Schweikhart, the last direct descendants of the Aryan colony founded by Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister in the South of the Amazonia at the end of the 19th century. Lamaland - Part I has been selected at Rotterdam this year.

Filmography:
Der Wille zur Macht (doc., 2013), I, of Whom I Know Nothing (doc., 2014), Lamaland - Part I (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, suono, produttore/director, screenplay, cinematography, sound, producer
Pablo Sigg
montaggio/film editing
Pablo Sigg, Carlos Chávez
interpreti/cast
Friedrich Schweikhart, Max Josef Schweikhart
produzione/production
Siggfilm

contatti/contacts
Siggfilm
Nico Pascal
[email protected]
www.siggfilm.com

Director statement

“My challenge were the Schweikharts themselves: their silence, their solitude, their deaf persistence. Living in almost complete isolation, they exist in harmony with the precepts preached by the founders of Nueva Germania: the preservation of the genetic and racial line of the colony, the practice of Lutheranism, the exclusive use of the German language, their affiliation with vegetarianism.”

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In February 1886, Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, her husband Bernhard Förster and fourteen families of pure German stock left their homeland to found the Aryan colony of Nueva Germania in the Paraguayan jungle. More than a century later, Schweikhart brothers, Friedrich and Max Josef, are the last survivors of that racial experiment. Since childhood, they have lived without any kind of social exchange, money or animal-source food; they have practically stopped using language, leading a isolated existence on the remote property in which their grandparents originally settled. Today, the last trace of the dream of Nueva Germania seems to take shape in the dark imaginaries of history.

Director All about direction

Pablo Sigg

Pablo Sigg

Pablo Sigg (Mexico, 1974) is a Mexican-Swiss filmmaker, founder of Siggfilm. He made his debut in 2013 with the documentary Der Wille zur Macht, selected at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, followed in 2014 by I, of Whom I Know Nothing, Special Mention at FIDMarseille and at FICUNAM. Since 2010 he has worked on Lamaland, a three part fiction project made entirely in Nueva Germania, in Paraguay; as Der Wille zur Macht the film stars Friedrich and Max Josef Schweikhart, the last direct descendants of the Aryan colony founded by Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister in the South of the Amazonia at the end of the 19th century. Lamaland - Part I has been selected at Rotterdam this year.

Filmography:
Der Wille zur Macht (doc., 2013), I, of Whom I Know Nothing (doc., 2014), Lamaland - Part I (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, suono, produttore/director, screenplay, cinematography, sound, producer
Pablo Sigg
montaggio/film editing
Pablo Sigg, Carlos Chávez
interpreti/cast
Friedrich Schweikhart, Max Josef Schweikhart
produzione/production
Siggfilm

contatti/contacts
Siggfilm
Nico Pascal
[email protected]
www.siggfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“My challenge were the Schweikharts themselves: their silence, their solitude, their deaf persistence. Living in almost complete isolation, they exist in harmony with the precepts preached by the founders of Nueva Germania: the preservation of the genetic and racial line of the colony, the practice of Lutheranism, the exclusive use of the German language, their affiliation with vegetarianism.”