O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times

The Netherlands2021documentary80'Docs+Science

Science may be a kind of organised madness. Entire fields of knowledge owe their existence to obsessed scientists, such as Max Schönwetter from Germany. His collection of almost 20 thousand bird eggs is invaluable for Oology. Their calciferous shells contain knowledge or memory about 4 thousand of different bird species. Zwier’s sophisticated documentary employing subtle irony along with seriousness tells us more than that and also asks the question whether passion, even a scientific one, can release a person from moral responsibility.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Pim Zwier

cinematography
Jaïr Mahazri
script
Pim Zwier
cast
Ulrich Matthes, Philipp Hochmair, Richard Gonlag, Martin Wehrmann, Jakob Lindenberg, Daniel Montoya, Frank Steinheimer, Michael Harringan, Alexander Weise, Michaela Hinnenthal, Nico Birnbaum, Jens Lamprecht, Olaf Jelinski, Francois Smesny, Andreas Sparberg, Olaf Baden
music
Paul Gies
sound
Christan Schunke
editing
Pim Zwier
production
Carolijn Borgdorff (Moondocs)
Photo
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