Archive of films They´ve Got Knut / Sie haben Knut

Germany / Austria
2002, 107 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

Subtle comedy of manners, set in 1983, centred on a group of left-wing
German demonstrators on a skiing holiday. 


Fun and politics make uneasy bedfellows in They´ve Got Knut, a subtle comedy of manners about a group of German comrades thrown together in a ski chalet in the early ´80s. Set at a time when protest marches and anti-nuke demos were all the rage in Germany, but soon to become a thing of the past, pic cleverly adopts a distanced approach by being set just across the border, in Austria. As Ingo (Hans-Jochen Wagner) and Nadja (Valerie Koch) talk through their relationship, there´s a knock at the door and the first of several unexpected guests arrive. The chalet is owned by Nadja´s well-heeled family, and her brother, Knut (Ingo Haeb), has invited his politically active pals without telling her. Then news arrives that "they´ve got Knut."
Derek Elley 


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Stefan Krohmer
Screenplay: Daniel Nocke
Dir. of Photography: Benedict Neuenfels
Music: Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Donna Summer, Heaven 17, Pack Jam
Editor: Stephan Krumbiegel
Producer: Peter Rommel, Helmut Grasser
Production: Home Run Pictures, ZDF/Arte (Germany)/Allegro Film (Austria)
Cast: Hans-Jochen Wagner, Valerie Koch, Markus Sieber, Stephan Hornung, Pit Bukowski, Daniel Nocke, Rainer Strecker, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Devid Striesow, Alexandra Neldel, Ingo Haeb, Jimi Lee King, Nina Weniger, Marc Zwinz
Contact: ROMMEL FILM e.K.


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