Focus Germany 2019

Cineasten aufgepasst! Im Rahmen des 22. Internationalen Filmfestivals von Shanghai (15. – 24. Juni) gibt es wieder die Filmreihe FOCUS GERMANY.

In zahlreichen Kinos in Shanghai sind dann folgende deutsche Produktionen zusehen:

CLEO – IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME / CLEO – STORY OF BERLIN
Director /导演:Erik Schmitt Country /国家:Germany
A magic clock which can turn back time – the imaginative Cleo has dreamt of finding it ever since she first heard about this lost gem. When she meets
Paul, who recently came across a treasure map, she teams up with him and sets off on a topsy-turvy journey through time and across the pulsating city of Berlin.

ALL ABOUT ME / DER JUNGE MUSS AN DIE FRISCHE LUFT
Director /导演:Caroline Link Country /国家:Germany
Hans-Peter is a pudgy nine year-old growing up in the security of his family and fun-loving relatives. However, dark shadows soon loom over the boy’s everyday life as his once cheerful mum becomes more and more depressed after an operation…Hans-Peter survives the ensuing emotional turmoil and use his comedic talents to heal his own wounds while also making people laugh along with him.

THE BRA / VOM LOKFÜHRER, DER DIE LIEBE SUCHTE
Director /导演:Veit Helmer Countries /国家:Germany | Azerbaijan
Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retiring. On its way round the neighborhoods of the city his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape from his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear.

COLD FEET / KALTE FÜSSE
Director /导演:Wolfgang Groos Countries /国家:Germany
Through a curious mix-up, the petty criminal Denis suddenly finds himself in the position of a caretaker for the stroke patient Raimund. All he really wanted to do was break into Raimund’s house in order to finally pay off his debts to some disagreeable crooks. When Raimund’s granddaughter Charlotte shows up to check on him, it’s finally too much for Denis.

ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER / ENDZEIT
Director /导演:Carolina Hellsgård Country /国家:Germany
Two years after zombies have overrun the earth, the German towns of Weimar and Jena are possibly the last hold-outs of human civilization. ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER follows two very different young women, Vivi (22) and Eva (26), who must involuntarily join forces. While fighting against the undead, they develop a strong friendship, while also being forced to confront the demons of their past.

THE GOLDFISH / DIE GOLDFISCHE
Director /导演:Alireza Golafshan Country /国家:Germany
Oliver is a hard-working Portfolio Manager, living life in the fast lane. But after a devastating car crash he ends up in the hospital. Diagnosis: partial paralysis. In rehab he stumbles into the „Goldfish Group“, a band of disabled roommates in a board and care home. When Oliver learns that his illegal financial transactions in Zürich are about to blow, he gets an idea…

HOW ABOUT ADOLF? / DER VORNAME
Director /导演:Sönke Wortmann Country /国家:Germany
What should have been a fun evening quickly gets out of hand when Thomas announces he and his pregnant girlfriend are planning to name their son Adolf. This scandalous news leads to bitter confrontation, with all kinds of secrets coming out…

THE MOVER / ATLAS
Director /导演:David Nawrath Country /国家:Germany
Walter is a 60-year-old mover for forced evictions. In one of the tenants about to be expelled, he believes he recognizes his estranged son Jan. But to help Jan, Walter must not only confront his shady boss but also his own past.

SIRENS / NIXEN
Director /导演:Katinka Narjes Country /国家:Germany
Nene and Ava are sisters. When they were young, they sang together. Now there’s a child, a job at a restaurant, a boyfriend, and a critical mother. It suddenly seems possible and necessary to leave the comfortable bubble of not-daring. Sirens paints a dancerly picture of keeping close and letting go.

SWEETHEARTS
Director /导演:Karoline Herfurth Country /国家:Germany
It’s double trouble when fate and an ill-executed diamond robbery throw Mel and Lise together in a race and chase against time. Mel, a professional criminal and single mum looking to pull off her greatest coup, and her nerdy, easily panic-stricken hostage Lise are soon pursued by the relentless detective Ingrid, who always gets her man, or women, at any price.

SYSTEM CRASHER / SYSTEMSPRENGER
Director /导演:Nora Fingscheidt Country /国家:Germany
The wild 9-year-old girl is called by child protection a “system crasher”.
And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni
has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy! But Bianca
is scared of her own daughter. She hires the anger management trainer
Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope.

Alle Filme bei FOCUS GERMANY werden in der (deutschen) Originalversion mit UT gezeigt.


Bildnachweis: (c) SIFF / German Films Service + Marketing GmbH