Archive of films Schultze Gets the Blues / Schultze Gets the Blues

2003, 110 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

An East German villager named Schulze, forced into early retirement, has only ever played polka on his accordion. Then he discovers Louisiana Creole music and decides to head for the US. There he has to cope with swamps, the local police, Czech brass musicians and French-speaking Cajuns.


Schulze lives in a little village in the former East Germany. His life, going the rounds between work in the mines, regular visits to the pub, his garden, polka music and fishing, comes to a premature halt when he and his buddies are forced into early retirement. As life begins to dissolve around them, Schulze discovers a new way of playing the accordion that differs drastically from his beloved polka. It is the zydeco music of Louisiana’s Creoles. He decides to visit the New World. There, in Texas and Louisiana, he tries to cope with swamps, the local police, Czech brass musicians and French-speaking Cajuns.

About the director

Michael Schorr (b. 1965, Landau, Germany) studied philosophy, music and cinema in Munich. Before making Schultze Gets the Blues, he directed short films and documentaries.   


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Michael Schorr
Screenplay: Micheal Schorr
Dir. of Photography: Alex Schneppat
Music: Thomas Wittenbecher
Editor: Tina Hillman
Producer: Jens Körner
Production: Filmkombinat GmbH & Co. KG
Cast: Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller
Contact: MDC Int. GmbH, filmkombinat GmbH & Co. KG


Michael Schorr

Film Director, Film Director

Jens Körner

Producer, Producer

Wigbert Moschall


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