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2014 | 16/4 | 33-51

Article title

“Hastu Problem, oder was?“: Zum Verhältnis von Sprache und Gewalt in den Kino- und Filmproduktionen Knallhart (2006) und Wut (2005)

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“You have a problem, so what”: on the relationship between violence and language in film productions Knallhart (2006) and Wut (2005)

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The paper entitled You have a problem, so what: on the relationship between violence and language in film productions “Knallhart” (2006) and “Wut” (2005) discusses language in its role of communication destroyer, as a way to knock a partner out (by humbling, humiliating or isolating them), and its function of ‘an accomplice’ of physical strength. Similar to physical violence, the language of violence is a significant and frequently employed tool in large urban communities, particularly immigrant ones, which is reflected in the film material proposed for an analysis. isolation in Germany. This points relates to “Parallelgesellschaften”, that is communities intentionally isolating themselves from the majority, with the latter often resorting to unlawfulness when attempting to impose their own order on the former. The author delineates aggressive practices (of a verbal and physical character) experienced by people of Turkish origin, and strives to resolve this issue. The proofs presented in the paper point to lack the sense of affiliation on the part of perpetrators and their sense of being left to their own resources, lack of possibility to partake in social and economic life of the country which they treat as their own. Thas is why aggression, used to provoke and draw attention, is in this case targeted at the wealthy and well educated elite, and it leads to bilateral disturbance of personality development.





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  • Gdańsk


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Publication order reference


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