The Book of Lenins (Das Buch Lenins) - Deluxe Edition

Spurred on by his zealous publisher, a wide-eyed American photographer roams the globe in search of the last remaining Lenin statues. But what he finds isn’t exactly what his publisher had in mind. An ironic take on post-Cold War Eastern Europe.

The deluxe edition contains two additional short films by Rick Minnich which he made in 1993 and 1994 in Berlin: "Next Time Everything Will Be Better" (Beim nächsten Mal wird alles besser) and "Delphi 1830". All films were shot on 16mm and were newly transferred to HD from the original camera negatives in 2016.

  • Next Time Everything Will Be Better (Beim nächsten Mal wird alles besser)

    9m 15s — 1 subtitle

    “Next Time Everything Will Be Better”: An anarchist, an intellectual, and a dope-smoking pleasure seeker band together to take history into their own hands in post-Cold War Berlin. But things don’t always go their way when wires get crossed . . .

    Berlin, nach dem Kalten Krieg: ein Anarchist,...

  • Delphi 1830
    2m 39s

    Delphi 1830

    2m 39s

    Using pixillation, DELPHI 1830 portrays one day during the 1993 Berlin Film Festival. The rapid speed of the images accompanied by the associative sound montage convey the hectic pace with which the film-obsessed protagonist races from one cinema to the next. In an exhilarating, often comical way...

  • Das Buch der Lenins - Ausgrabung

    1m 28s

    Kurzinhalt:
    Angetrieben von seinem eifrigen Verleger durchzieht ein amerikanischer Fotograf die Welt auf der Suche nach den letzten verbliebenen Leninstatuen. Doch worauf er stößt, ist nicht genau das, woran sein Auftraggeber denkt. Ein ironischer Blick auf Osteuropa in der Zeit nach dem Kalten ...

  • The Book of Lenins - excavation scene

    1m 28s

    Excavation scene from the short documentary "The Book of Lenins" by Rick Minnich.

  • The Book of Lenins - English version

    23m — 3 subtitles

    Synopsis:
    Spurred on by his zealous publisher, a wide-eyed American photographer roams the globe in search of the last remaining Lenin statues. But what he finds isn’t exactly what his publisher had in mind. An ironic take on post-Cold War Eastern Europe.

    Filmmaker’s statement:
    “The Book of ...

  • Das Buch der Lenins - dt. Fassung

    23m — 3 subtitles

    Kurzinhalt:
    Angetrieben von seinem eifrigen Verleger durchzieht ein amerikanischer Fotograf die Welt auf der Suche nach den letzten verbliebenen Leninstatuen. Doch worauf er stößt, ist nicht genau das, woran sein Auftraggeber denkt. Ein ironischer Blick auf Osteuropa in der Zeit nach dem Kalten ...

  • The Book of Lenins (Das Buch Lenins) - Deluxe Edition

    6 videos

    Spurred on by his zealous publisher, a wide-eyed American photographer roams the globe in search of the last remaining Lenin statues. But what he finds isn’t exactly what his publisher had in mind. An ironic take on post-Cold War Eastern Europe.

    The deluxe edition contains two additional short...

  • The Book of Lenins (Das Buch Lenins)

    4 videos

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    SYNOPSIS:
    Spurred on by his zealous publisher, a wide-eyed American photographer roams the globe in search of the last remaining Lenin statues. But what he finds isn’t exactly what his publisher had in mind. An ironic take on post-Cold War Eastern Europe.

    FILMMAKER'S STATE...