Archive of films Schroeder's Wonderful World / Schröders wunderbare Welt
2006, 114 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
A gigantic investment project draws Frank Schroeder, assistant to a big investor, back to his birthplace, a small village in the region where Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic meet. An absurd comedy directed by Michael Schorr who, thanks to his laconic style, is well on the way to becoming the German Aki Kaurismäki.
A gigantic investment project takes Frank Schroeder, assistant to a big investor, back to his birthplace, a little village in the region where Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic meet. Torn between conflicting demands, pettiness and rivalries, his plan for cross-border cooperation threatens to go off the rails. But Schroeder doesn’t give up and things start moving. Till his boss decides to go on a wolf hunt. With his laconic narrative style and strong images, magnified by the static and deadpan camera angle, Michael Schorr is well on the way to becoming the German Aki Kaurismäki.
About the director
Michael Schorr (b. 1965, Landau) studied philosophy, music and film in Munich, and since 1992 also directing at the Konrad Wolf Film and TV Academy in Potsdam-Babelsberg. After making documentaries and short films he directed his feature debut Schultze Gets the Blues (awarded in Venice 2003, Forum of Independents 2004). Schroeder’s Wonderful World is his second full-length feature film.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Tanja Trentmann|
|Producer:||Jens Körner, Thomas Riedel, Oliver Niemeier|
|Production:||filmkombinat GmbH & Co. KG|
|Cast:||Peter Schneider, Karl-Fred Müller, Gitta Schweighöfer, Igor Bareš|
|Contact:||filmkombinat GmbH & Co. KG|
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