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It appears as if the "world's loss of magic" which Max Weber talked about has reached a climax and provoked a counter reaction. The interest in inexplicable phenomena is growing, something which can even be measured by the propensity of those unerring trend barometers, the television stations, to broadcast a fill of material of this nature.

Paranormal phenomena manifest a remainder from the factual world which cannot be explained. They represent another dimension which requires a "medium", be it human or technical, in order to be perceived. The film Paranormal undertakes research in the milieu of borderline science as a parallel activity. The filmmakers seek out experts and amateurs in the field of the supernatural and ask them to explain the methods by which they make contact with the "cosmic information web". The necessary apparatus forms the central part of the report. In their search for "units of sense" in the chaos, the researchers use, interestingly enough, those techniques which are presently central to popular culture - de-construction, sampling and scratching.



  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Gerda Lampalzer, Manfred Oppermann
  • Cinematography
    Manfred Oppermann, Manfred Neuwirth
  • Editing
    Manfred Neuwirth, Gerda Lampalzer
  • Music
    Heinz Leonhardsberger
  • Sound
    Gerda Lampalzer
  • Runtime
    50 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 1998 Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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