Karl Marx: Capital, Volume One
(radio play)

By Haug / Wetzel

A radio piece about the stage play of the same name using recordings from the research process, from rehearsals, performances, backstage, sound check, and the kitchens and offices of Berlin.


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Karl Marx’s great analysis has a prominent place in the canon of those books that everyone knows and nobody has read. For the directors it’s not about a swan song and not about grey theory. The Seven Seals of this book can only be opened with the help of those who have lived with it. It’s not so much about what’s in the book, but where it leaves its traces in society, who knows and uses it, whatever their political opinions and economic practice.

The piece weaves together the threads of a large-scale search, in which many different kinds of people present their points of view on this thick book in their own language and with their own biographies.

This project was funded through the Filmstiftung NRW.

Technical Realisation and Directors: Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel
Recordings: Frank Böhle, Sebastian Brünger, Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel
Sound: Dirk Schwibbert
With: Thomas Kuczynski, Lolette, Ulf Mailänder, Talivaldis, Margevic, Jochen Noth, Christian Spremberg, Sascha Warnecke, Ralf Warnholz, Franziska Zwerg, Rainer Galke, and others

A Deutschlandfunk and Westdeutscher Rundfunk co-production in 2007

Length: appr. 49'
Presentation of extracts: Woche des Hörspiels, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 26th of April 2007
Editor: Elisabeth Panknin
Co-production: WDR
First broadcast: WDR3, 19th of November 2007

Awarded the 57th Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden (Radio Drama Award of the War Blind) 2008.