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Смерть языка в фильмах Алексея Германа

The present article is devoted to the phenomenon of speech dissipation (or rather, destruction) in the films of Alexei German (1938—2013). The author considers all German’s films successively to demonstrate the changes of discourse — both regarding film characters and narrative structure. German starts from the traditional way of sound and speech that illustrate a visual event, but then comes to the idea of obstructed speech that hampers a spectator’s perception. An effect of sound chaos becomes a specific feature of German’s personal filming manner, and strongly affects the whole aesthetics of Late Leningrad (Petersburg) Film School.