BERLIN EXCELSIOR

BERLIN EXCELSIOR

documentary, 87 minutes

Germany 2017


with

CLAUDIA MITTAG, NORMAN SPECHT, MICHAEL VAN GERMERT, RICHARD HEBSTREIT and others


written by ERIK LEMKE & ANDRÉ KRUMMEL cinematography ANDRÉ KRUMMEL directed and edited by ERIK LEMKE editing consultant MONIKA SCHINDLER dramaturgical consultant PAWEL REINHARDT score TOBIAS BURKARDT sound design SEBASTIAN TESCH sound mixing ANSGAR FRERICH commissioning editor JENS STUBENRAUCH produced by PETER ROMMEL 

A number of decorative boards carelessly attached to the pale front of a dull concrete apartment block - the Excelsior building, Berlin. For most of its inhabitants this is just a stopover, very soon, life is going to get better, and everyone is trying to find their own way: 49 year old Michael tries to live up to his former success as an escort by promoting the application of "invisible make-up" online. Claudia's showgirl days are over, but the photos of a shooting session are to smooth her way back to the stage anyway. Norman's startup "ChangeU" is designed to help people get happy and himself get a sleek new sports car...


Hardly anyone of them manages to evade falling victim to the temptations of our success-oriented society.


premiered at 51st International Film Festival HOF on 27th of October 2017


festivals 

Achtung Berlin | dokKa, Karlsruhe | Berlin & Beyond, San Francisco


theatrical release (Germany)

29th November 2018


upcoming screenings

Sputnik Kino am Südstern, Berlin

31st of March 2019  – 17:30 pm
screening with film crew



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