Request (Antrag)

Germany, 1974, 10 min, 16 mm (transfer to 35 mm), color - unavailable

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Vlada Majić

production: Vlada Majić Filmproduktion KG, Münich

A construction site with foreign workforce – lunch break. A Greek man tries to write a request letter to the German authorities to allow his parents to stay in Germany because of the Greek-Turkish clashes on Cyprus. A German foreman helps him write the appeal. Upon saying that the reason for summoning his parents is that their lives are threatened by the Turks, other bricklayers join in and a row takes place. During the row the letter is torn, lunch break is over and the bricklayers go on laying bricks.