Ronald Grauer - benuts
Hinterland, a case of study
Hinterland centers on a former Austrian prisoner of war, Peter Perg, who returns home to Vienna in 1920. Everything has changed. The once mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire has crumbled, the imperial dynasty has been replaced by a republic, and myriad artistic, political and intellectual movements are questioning the old certainties. When a serial killer starts to pick off military veterans, Perg, a former detective, is brought in to investigate.
Hinterland was shot exclusively on blue screen, with the background depicting a distorted vision of Vienna inspired by Expressionist classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” reflecting Perg’s distorted and dark view of Austrian society. In those new times after the Great War, nothing feels right and straightforward to men like Perg; everything seems deformed and out of perspective, this is the vision that was brought in the film by working with the blue screen technology and creating a Vienna entirely distorted on the edge of the reality.