German artist Klaus Steinke was nine when the war ended, but his work to this day is permeated with memories of World War II, and especially the Nazi atrocities. "Ich kann das nicht ungeschehen machen." "I cannot undo it," but still, Steinke keeps on looking for ways to make the unbearable bearable. For fifteen years now Steinke has been working on his "Überschreibungen", an unimaginably big effort to connect highlights of german literature with Auschwitz. Dutch filmmaker Carel Braak followed Steinke over a period of three years, trying to get closer to the heart of this monumental piece of art and the motives of Steinke. Interviews are by anthropologist/artist Mieke de Waal. Music plays a major role in the documentary. Dutch piano player Rian de Waal (who died in 2011) plays Bach, mind-blowing music: transparent, beautiful and at the same time -just like Steinke and his work- impossible to grasp.

Dutch filmmaker Carel Braak followed Steinke over a period of three years, trying to get closer to the heart of this peace of art and the motives of Steinke. Interviews are by anthropologist/artist Mieke de Waal.

Music plays a major role in the documentary. Dutch piano player Rian de Waal (who died in 2011) plays Bach, mind-blowing music: transparent, beautiful and at the same time -just like Steinke and his work- impossible to grasp.

Trailer: 3 minutes, 2012, german (no subtitles).
Documentary: 40 minutes, german-spoken, subtitling in english and dutch.
Cast: director - Carel Braak; interviews - Mieke de Waal; piano - Rian de Waal; production - Macumba Film.

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