Oliver Hirschbiegel: Das Experiment (2001)

German director Hirschbiegel‘s debut feature ‘Das Experiment‘ does not quite shine as an accomplished cinematic piece (it is plenty rough around the edges,) but what it does is that it brings ample material to the table for engaging in debates surrounding the psychological ramifications of incarceration, confinement and captivity. The distribution and struggle for power is thematically anything but novel, but in choosing to adapt Mario Giordano’s novel titled ‘Black Box‘, Hirschbiegel does manage to orchestrate (however imperfectly) a taut and bleak look at the ‘discipliners’ and the punished, housed in modern prison systems. Read More…

Carl Gustav Jung: An Extraordinary Journey. 1957

In this candid 1957 interview, conducted just four years prior to his death, influential thinker and founder of analytical psychology Carl Jung discusses his remarkable life and career – from early work with Sigmund Freud and Jung’s break with psychoanalysis to his groundbreaking explorations of the dream world. Guided by insightful interviewer Richard I. Evans, this conversation is at once an intimate self-portrait and a unique commentary on the scope and meaning of his life’s work.

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