• Director: Frauke Finsterwalder
  • Screenplay: Frauke Finsterwalder, Christian Kracht
  • Cinematography: Markus Förderer
  • Editing: Andreas Menn
  • Cast: Johannes Krisch, Michael Maertens, Margit Carstensen, Sandra Hüller, Ronald Zehrfeld, Corinna Harfouch, Bernhard Schütz, Christoph Bach, Carla Juri, Leonard Scheicher
  • Producer: Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
  • Production: Walker+Worm Film
  • Distributor: Spot On Distribution
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  • Festivals: Filmfest München, IFF Rotterdam
  • Homepage: www.finsterworld.de

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Finsterworld by Frauke Finsterwalder,  D 2013,  91 min,  DCP
German with English subtitles

Finsterworld is set in in a Germany, apparently fallen out of time. A country, in which the sun is always shining, children are wearing school uniforms and policemen bear costumes and where pedicurists give biscuits to old ladies. But behind the beauty of this parallel world lurks the abyss, and that's where the journey goes. In Finsterworld director Frauke Finsterwaelder shows a universe of somnambulistic beauty, enchanting and disenchanting at the same time, with a long term poetical power. Affectionate, absurd and destructive she depicts her heroes in this idyl rececting Heimatfilm. That ́s definitely no realism. And if it wouldn ́t be so cruel it would be terribly funny.