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No More Killing

No More Killing
Scene from "No More Killing" (photo © Lichtfilm)

People killed by pepper ball ammunition or by electro-shock weapons - these are the negative headlines of so called "non-lethal" and "more human" weapons. After the end of the Cold War the world conjured up dreams about an era of peace. But elementary conflicts like the increasing divide between wealth and poverty and unexpected dimensions of terrorism appeared on the scene. The USA, sole remaining global power, guarantees freedom and democracy. New weapons become more precise and prevent collateral damages.

The film introduces the masterminds and critics of these weapons in the USA and Russia. The proponents mostly mean well, but the film shows shocking case studies in which the weapons have hurt innocent civilians or even killed them. Critics talk about a move backwards towards an escalation of violence. There is no need for new weapons, but rather for answers to social and political conflicts.

German arms producers DIEHL and RHEINMETALL refused to be filmed but they are in this business too.


Wolfgang Bergmann was born in 1946 in Paderborn and studied Journalism, Art and Philosophy in Hamburg and Munich. His films include: Shadows over the Future (1982-1985), Only Utopia Can Save Us... (1988), Following the Trail (1989), Into the Land of Fulfilment (1990), Railway Stations of Europe Tell Their Stories (1992), The Reichseinsatz (1993), Misused Helpers (1996), Late Victims (1998), Hans Guenther Winkler - Rider for Germany (2005/2006),and No More Killing (2007).
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Wolfgang Bergmann
Screenplay Wolfgang Bergmann
Cinematography Bernd Mosblech, Maxim Tarasjugin
Kawe Vakil
Reinhard Schaub
Producer Wolfgang Bergmann
Production Company Lichtfilm/Cologne
Length 93 min
Original Version
 English/Russian
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA
German Distributor GMfilms/Berlin

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