Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press

Ulrike Öttinger 1984 Germany Feature color 152min German, French DCP
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In this film, OTTINGER turns her attention to the mechanism of exclusion invested with the necessary power to make or break people. Dr. MABUSE, whose illustrious precursor is Fritz LANG's psychopathic, counterfeiting boss of the underworld, derives her power from the fabrication of reality based on the seduction of images and words. Her perfect object and victim is the Bauhaus-dandy Dorian, whose relation to Oscar WILDE's prototype is as marginal as his relation to power. The fairy-tale framework of OTTINGER's feature composition asserts itself strongly in this film as DORIAN replaces the evil tycoon and becomes king of the media conglomerate.


Ulrike Öttinger

Ulrike OTTINGER lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her work explores the world through images notable for their curiosity about different human cultures and for their visual power and intensity. Her work often mixes ethnographic documentary with fiction and fantasy, creating unforgettable juxtapositions and encounters.

Ulrike Öttinger

1972 Laocoön & Sons
1973 Berlin-Fieber
1975 The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors
1976 VOAEX
1978 Madame X: An Absolute Ruler
1979 Ticket of No Return
1981 Freak Orlando
1984 Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press 美少年格雷與八卦新聞
1986 China. The Arts – the People
1986 Seven Women, Seven Sins
1989 Joan of Arc of Mongolia
1990 Countdown
1992 Taiga
1997 Exile Shanghai
2002 Southeast Passage
2004 Twelve Chairs
2007 Prater
2009 Still Moving
2009 The Korean Wedding Chest
2011 Under Snow
2016 Chamisso's Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters
2020 Paris Calligrammes

Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer:Ulrike OTTINGER Sound:Margit ESCHENBACH Editor:Eva SCHLENSAG Music:Peer RABEN, Patricia JUNGER Executive Producer:Renee GUNDELACH Producer Manager:Herbert KERZ, Helga STEGMANN

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