traumhafte Weg

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Der traumhafte Weg

The Dreamed Path

Angela Schanelec
D, 2016
86min, OmeU

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Der traumhafte Weg

Angela Schanelec
D, 2016
, 86min, OmeU

Sun
03
Nov
21:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Miriam Jakob
Theres
Thorbjörn Björnsson
Kenneth
Maren Eggert
Ariane
Phil Hayes
David
Anaya Zapp
Fanny
Alan Williams
Kenneth's father
Miriam Horwitz
Real estate agent
Petra Trenkel
Theres’ mother
Benjamin Hassmann
Theres’ son Thomas
Screenplay: 
Angela Schanelec
Sound: 
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Rainer Gerlach
Camera: 
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: 
Angela Schanelec
Maja Tennstedt
Costume: 
Birgitt Kilian

Production: 
Filmgalerie 451
WDR
Arte
Format: 
DCP
Color

In DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG, the problem of past and present is one of realized potential, of who is buoyed by a social safety net and who is summarily thrown away. In the opening scene, we meet two buskers, Theres and Kenneth. Kenneth’s mother has been in an accident and, at his father’s urging, he must acquire morphine to euthanize her. This trauma certainly does not help Kenneth’s heroin habit. When we see him again in 2015, he is drugged out and homeless. His dream of being a musician has faded, and when Theres runs into him, she can only muster pity.
​At the start of the second half, we meet a divorcing couple, Ariane, an actress, and David, a successful photographer. They have a daughter who plays soccer. Her parents insist that she is talented, and when she breaks her arm, David is insistent that the doctor takes care to protect the girl’s future soccer prospects. These people have no connection to Kenneth and Theres, aside from the fact that Ariane’s movie is shooting in the city square where Kenneth is begging. But Schanelec’s point seems clear. The “dreamed path” is not for everyone. (Michael Sicinski)

In the presence Angela Schanelec.