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Joshua Oppenheimer:

12 Early Works
1995 - 2003



Joshua Oppenheimer is perhaps the most renowned of all contemporary documentary filmmakers. His multi award-winning films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014) have redefined how we perceive documentary. However, his films do not function to simply record or document facts. Oppenheimer’s haunting and surreal films are artistic, playful, philosophical and often confrontational.

Second Run are delighted to present for the first time anywhere on home video, the complete cycle of the early works of Joshua Oppenheimer, presenting a compelling body of work of one of contemporary cinemas leading voices.


Contains the films:
- Hugh (1995)
- Light Test (1995)
- Camera Test (1995)
- The Challenge of Manufacturing (1996)
- These Places We've Learned to Call Home (1996)
- The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1997)
- Land of Enchantment (2000)
- The Globalisation Tapes (2002)
- Market Update (2002)
- A Brief History of Paradise As Told by the Cockroaches (2002)
- Muzak: A Tool of Management (2002)
- Postcard from Sun City, Arizona (2003)

The Girl from Hunan Still

"Where journalistic immersion and philosophical brilliance meets humanism, there stands Joshua Oppenheimer with his camera"
Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies





Diary for my Children









Stuff and Dough

(Marfa și banii)
A film by Cristi Puiu
Romania, 2001



The debut feature from Cristi Puiu (director of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) is an unnerving, verite-style thriller that reveals the lives of a group of young people living in a country still recovering from years of misrule and neglect.
Seeking a way to finance his own independence Ovidiu agrees to courier a bag of what appear to be pharmaceutical medicines from to Bucharest. Taking his friend Vali and his new girlfriend, Betty along for the ride, their initial high spirits are shattered when a pursuing red jeep attempts to drive them off the road.
They have no idea who's in the jeep or what they want, but a simple trip to Bucharest has suddenly become a life-threatening ordeal...

Part crime thriller, part comedy, part chase movie, part familial drama — the conscious conflation of genres in this dryly funny, political, but deceptively simple road movie quietly reveals the state of contemporary Romanian life.


Second Run present the film fom a brand new HD restoration and also includes Christi Puiu's award-winning 2004 short film Cigarettes and Coffee (Un cartuș de Kent și un pachet de cafea).

The Girl from Hunan Still

"Almost casually assembles the elements of a stripped-down highway thriller, a throwback to American gear-grinders of the 1960s and ’70s like Two-Lane Blacktop or Duel. But though it is suspenseful, unnerving and agile in its techniques, Stuff and Dough has more than speed and danger on its mind.. impressive in its self-confidence, its candor and its stringent, undogmatic contemporary relevance.
The brilliance of Stuff and Dough is that it wraps this powerful, disturbing drama in an anecdote from ordinary life"
A.O. Scott, The New York Times





Diary for my Children









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