VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen

V' 14

Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen

A Proletarian Winter's Tale

Julian Radlmaier
D, 2014
Fiction, 63min, OmeU

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Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen

Julian Radlmaier
D, 2014
Fiction, 63min, OmeU

Actors: 
Natia Bakhtadze
Maka
Sandro Koberidze
Otar
Ilia Korkashvili
Shota
Lars Rudolph
Teltow
Willem Menne
Klein-Krämer
Screenplay: 
Julian Radlmaier
Sound: 
Stephan Franz
Benjamin Kalisch
Tomm Dittrich
Silvio Naumann
Camera: 
Markus Koob
Editor: 
Julian Radlmaier
Decoration: 
Paola Cordero Yannarella
Costume: 
Stephanie Traut
Maya Winter

Production: 
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), Faktura Film
World Sales: 
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
Format: 
DCP
Color

Three young Georgians have to clean a castle in Berlin, where a German armament manufacturer’s collection of contemporary art is being set-up for an exhibition. Of course, the proletariat isn’t welcome at the opening party and the three protagonists are banished to a small servants’ room in the attic. Downstairs, however, a splendid buffet attracts them – so why not just ignore the unfair prohibition and cross the demarcation line of class society? Didn’t the French Revolution start for a piece of cake, anyway?
Telling each other unlikely stories ranging from an adventure of Saint Francis to a spiritualistic seance in the Soviet Union, the three protagonists try to find an answer to this question: Can class relations be overcome, when all bequeathed stories say they can’t? Besides that, they have to struggle with obstinate clouds, neo-liberal working conditions, apocalyptic petty bourgeois and the agents of a confusing late capitalist conspiracy, which they’ll all defeat with a laziness one must call messianic. A proletarian winter’s tale, so to speak.

In the presence of Julian Radlmaier (Director) and Markus Koob (Director of Photography) und Natia Bakhtadze (leading role).

With ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE