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Sona Aslanian
Constructing of the Unreliable Narrative in Cinema
Visual Culture
(Master’s programme)
2017
Mind-game films, movies, playing with audience's perception, twisted movies - all these patterns are extremely popular nowadays. One of the main methods to generate such a story is by constructing an unreliable narrative. In this work I will try to analyze the most common ways to construct the unreliability in contemporary movies.

The first chapter provides an overview of the narrative theory and shows, how this theory can be used in Film Studies. This will lead to the second chapter, which contain the analysis of the unreliable narrative itself. Great attention along with script and story structure will be paid to the visual part of the movies, to editing, camera work, specific shots etc, since all these aspects help to construct unreliability with cinematic devices and specific features.

For a case study was chosen a movie "Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher" (2014) by Baran bo Odar. This film represents a great example of an unreliable movie with the few plot twists and, moreover, is playing with the pattern of the unreliable movies in general, which makes this movie particularly interesting within the frame of this work.

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