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1/2 Man(Movie, 1986)

Original title: "1/2 Mensch" (German/DE)
48min | Genres: Music, Documentary
1/2 ManRating: 3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Halber Mensch (also known as 1/2 Mensch) is a 1986 film by Japanese director Sogo Ishii with German band Einstürzende Neubauten. It was originally released on VHS, and re-released on DVD in 2005. The film's title comes from the album of the same name. The one-hour film documents Einstürzende Neubauten's visit to Japan in 1985. It includes concert footage along with scenes of the band performing in an industrial building. Several songs from the "Halber Mensch" album are presented as music videos, some with accompanying Butoh dancers. According to DVDManiacs, the DVD was originally mastered from a VHS tape, and the quality is therefore not as high as a usual DVD. The band, due to disputes with the manager of the label involved, have since released a remastered DVD on their own label. ()
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About 1/2 Man

A visual documentary of Einstuerzende Neubauten, the German underground band, by Japanese cult director Sogo Ishii, made during their 1985 tour of Japan. The band makes an elaborate and remarkably choreographed appearance in the ruins of an old ironworks (which was scheduled for demolition; footage of same was incorporated into the movie) and a brief appearance on stage.

Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Made by: Directors Company, IDO Productions
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE), Japanese (JA)
Translations: English (EN)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/06/1986
Director: Gakuryū Ishii
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Halber Mensch"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:193223, Added: 04/24/2018, Last updated: 07/04/2018