His literary works are significant for their formal experimentation and insistently critical themes.
Kluge is also one of the major German fiction writers of the late-20th century.
At heart, the film concerns electric light, the circus, the song Blue Moon and street wars among children's gangs in North Manila, a wilderness otherwise inaccessible to western eyes.
His most important exhibitions include: dctp - Alexander Kluge.
But how violently different look the pictures in Happy Lamento compared with the pictures of the world fifty years ago! He is described, as a young man, as Adornos favorite son Oskar Negt.
As Rainer Werner Fassbinder wrote in 1982, his prose does "document, after all that it is one of his chief aims to call every kind of institution into question, particularly those of the state.