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

PLATZWUNDER

V' 11

PLATZWUNDER

Michel Leiner, Reinhard Kahn
BRD, 1983, 1984
Fiction, 95min, OF

PLATZWUNDER

Michel Leiner, Reinhard Kahn
BRD, 1983, 1984
Fiction, 95min, OF

Actors: 
Barbara Kusenberg
Ursula Braun
Christoph Grau
Frau Feist
Frauke Peters
Gisela Matthießen
Daniel Mayer
Herbert Wustrow
Jörg Brodde
Astrid Grau
Contributors: 
Maske
Ursula Braun
Trick
Reinhard Kahn
Trick
Michel Leiner
Stimme
Gottfried Benn
Stimme
Horst Jakob
Stimme
Pauline Cumbers
Stimme
Christoph Grau
Stimme
Traute Hensch
Stimme
Gisela Knab
Stimme
Jale Özyurt
Screenplay: 
Reinhard Kahn
Michel Leiner
Sound: 
Michel Leiner
Camera: 
Reinhard Kahn
Editor: 
Reinhard Kahn
Michel Leiner
Composer: 
Walter Jäggi
Michel Leiner
Walter Zimmermann
diverse Jazz-
Klassik- und Folklore-Themen
Decoration: 
Isaac van Deelen
Costume: 
Ursula Braun

Production: 
Kahn/Leiner Filmproduktion
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The films of Reinhard Kahn and Michel Leiner are testimony to the filmmakers’ sheer joy and enthusiasm of filmmaking. Platzwunder is no exception here. Kahn and Leiner use its non-narrative format to play around like two little boys who’ve been given a miracle construction set and are now giving it a try. They mix childhood memories, images, sounds, instants and ideas, some of which they have already used in earlier films, and add new elements. The film’s ending might as well be its beginning and the other way round: We could take the film apart and reassemble it in a different order, like a jigsaw puzzle, thus experiencing ever new, ever different and ever more exciting journeys of image and sound. It is a cinema of unlimited opportunity, a utopian cinema. (...) Kahn/Leiner keep discovering new details, take us to bizarre cinematic worlds, show us protagonists with distorted facts, their hair standing on end. (Peer Moritz, «Cinegraph»)