Section: U18 Youth Film Competition

Dessau Dancers

Dessau Dancers

Jan Martin Scharf
Germany, 2014, 90 Min
Boogiefilm

An American break-dance film is screened in the cinemas of Communist East Germany in 1985. Frank and his friends are thrilled, what they'd give to be able to dance like that! When they begin to train on the streets government officials grow suspicious, and exploit the “harmful” Western trend for propaganda purposes. The youthful, passionate dance troupe soon achieve nationwide fame however, and yet they start to have doubts as to whether their acrobatic, exhibition dance can be brought into line with the philosophy of break-dance. A charming comedy about the dream of freedom.

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / colour
Drehbuch
Ruth Toma
Kamera
Felix Novo de Oliveira
Ton
Axel Arft
Schnitt
Martin Wolf
Ausstattung
Thorsten Sabel
Darsteller
Gordon Kämmerer, Sonja Gerhardt, Oliver Konietzny, Sebastian Jäger, Rainer Bock
Produzent
Janna Velber
Produktion
Boogiefilm
Co-Produktion
Helge Sasse, Solveig Fina
Kontakt
Boogiefilm
Janna Velber
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50823 Köln
Germany
Tel.: +49.221.966.73383
info@boogiefilm.de
www.boogiefilm.de

Jan Martin Scharf -  – born 1974 in Cologne. A graduate of the New York Film Academy and the Cologne Academy of Media Arts, his thesis film WAHRHEIT ODER PFLICHT won the Silver Zenith award at the 2004 Montreal Film Festival. In 2006 he attended the EKRAN workshop, together with the likes of Agnieszka Holland and Andrej Wajda.

Movies
BEZIEHUNGSABEND (1998, short)
FLOWER LOVER (1996, short)
BEZIEHUNGSABEND (1998, short)
HEISSE TRÄNEN IN BOMBAY (1999, doc)
DER GRÖSSTE REKORD ALLER ZEITEN (2000, short)
FREITAGNACHT (2002, segment)
BIRNBAUMS HOCHZEIT (2002, doc)
WAHRHEIT ODER PFLICHT (2004, Ko-Regie)
DER BAUM (2007, short)

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