BRINKMANNS ZORN

V'06

BRINKMANNS ZORN

Harald Bergmann
D, 2006
Fiction, 105min, OF

BRINKMANNS ZORN

Harald Bergmann
D, 2006
Fiction, 105min, OF

Cast: 
Eckhard Rhode
Alexandra Finder
Martin Kurz
Rainer Sellien
Isabel Schosnig
Baki Davrak
Screenplay: 
Harald Bergmann
Sound: 
Volker Zeigermann
Camera: 
Elfi Mikesch
Editor: 
Harald Bergmann
Decoration: 
Manfred Blösser
Costume: 
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann

Production: 
Harald Bergmann Filmproduktion Heilbronner Str. 25 10711 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 219 66840 bergmann.film@snafu.de
World Sales: 
Harald Bergmann Filmproduktion Heilbronner Straße 25 10711 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 219 66840 bergmann.film@snafu.de
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The German poet Rolf Dieter Brinkmann died at the age of 35 in an accident in London in April 1975. He left behind a voluminous, unfinished work-in-progress that included many hours of documentary film material, audio recordings and thousands of photographs. The film, Brinkmanns Zorn, incorporates portions of this existing material with new scenes shot in Cologne. Considered to be one of the most important poets of post-war Germany, Brinkmann's work is definitely in the marginal outsider vein, approximating a sort of hybrid of Frank O'Hara, William Burroughs, and W.C. Williams, all of whom were important influences on Brinkmann's work. His permanent confrontation with the post-war German literary establishment and his envelope-pushing experiments with language and mixed-media led him further and further away from the literary scene, finally resulting in an self-imposed exile which he pursued until shortly before his death.