V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PALERMO ODER WOLFSBURG

V' 08

PALERMO ODER WOLFSBURG

PALERMO OR WOLFSBURG

Werner Schroeter
BRD/CH, 1979, 1980
Fiction, 177min, OmeU

PALERMO ODER WOLFSBURG

Werner Schroeter
BRD/CH, 1979, 1980
Fiction, 177min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nicola Zarbo
Nicola
Ida di Benedetto
Giovanna
Magdalena Montezuma
Rechtsanwältin
Otto Sander
Staatsanwalt
Calogero Arancio
Nicolas Vater
Padre Pace
Pfarrer
Cavaliere Comparato
Großgrundbesitzer
Brigitte Tilg
Brigitte Hahn
Gisela Hahn
Brigittes Mutter
Antonio Orlando
Antonio
Johannes Wacker
Richter
Ula Stoeckl
Schöffin
Tamara Kafka
Zeugin
Harry Baer
Hausbesetzer
Ines Zamurovic
Dolmetscherin
Isolde Barth
Sängerin
Contributors: 
Dialoge
Oracio Torrisi/Werner Schroeter/Klaus Dethloff
Screenplay: 
Werner Schroeter
Giuseppe Fava
Sound: 
Heiko von Swieykowsky
Camera: 
Thomas Mauch
Editor: 
Werner Schroeter
Ursula West
Composer: 
Alban Berg
Decoration: 
Magdalena Montezuma
Alberte Barsacq
Roberto Lagana
Edwin Wengobowski
Costume: 
Magdalena Montezuma
Alberte Barsacq
Roberto Lagana
Edwin Wengobowski

Production: 
Thomas Mauch Filmproduktion
World Sales: 
Thomas Mauch Paul-Linke-Ufer 17 10999 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 618 77 32
Format: 
35 mm
Color

This film begins in the town of Palermo, where the film's central figure, Nicola, is a young victim of Sicily's high rate of unemployment. He decides to leave Palermo for Wolfsburg in Germany in search of employment. Along with Fassbinder's Angst essen Seele auf (1973), Schroeter's film becomes one of a handful of films to broach the subject of the difficulties foreigners faced in their attempts to integrate into German society without the support of the family and community structures they had left behind in their home countries. Like Regno di Napoli, Palermo oder Wolfsburg follows a chronological structure, but Schroeter's innovation in this film is to divide the narrative into three distinct sections or acts, each having their own particular style. Palermo oder Wolfsburg won the prestigious Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1980, notably the first Golden Bear ever awarded to a German director. (Michelle Langford)

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