Public Execution (Öffentliche Hinrichtung)

Germany, 1974, 9 min, 35 mm, black and white - unavailable

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Andrej Popović, Vlada Majić

production: Vlada Majić Filmproduktion KG, Münich

This documentary film essay analyses controversial police procedures in Germany in autumn 1974, when in a number of the police interventions suspects were killed before being arrested or tried. The film is based on the documented film archive records on real police actions (purchased from television) and on recorded reports by witnesses. The material in the film is commented on by the lawyers and political analysts who come to conclusion that in the current interventions the police have exceeded their authority and broken the law.