Film-essay by Uli M Schueppel on the european dream about Africa, and at the same time the tanzanian vision into german living-rooms. In this process the film tells the distance, the ditch, the space in between – but it also gives a view to the other side. A projection – from both sides.
After the sucessful Berlinale-premiere this year, the new film by Uli M Schueppel will start officially in German cinemas from Sept. 19th.
On Sept 14th a pre-premiere will be held in Wuppertal, the birthplace of Caspar Brötzmann, which will be followed by a regular concert of “Caspar Brötzmann Massaker “.
Sept. 19th the Berlin-premiere takes place in “Eiszeit-Kino”. Caspar Brötzmann will perform a small solo-set and Uli M Schueppel will have a talk about the film. The same special-event will take place in Cologne on Sept. 21st.
Sept. 22nd the “Werkstatt-Kino” in Munich will organize a film-talk with Uli M Schueppel. Parallel to the new film, Werkstatt-Kino will show in their regular program THE ROAD, to God Knows Where , a documentary by Uli M Schueppel with Nick Cave (1990) and a selection of filmsSchueppel has chosen on the theme of “music”.
Nationwide the film will be shown from Sept. 20th in cinemas of the following cities:
4 Cinemas in Berlin, also in Wuppertal, Munich, Cologne, Leipzig, Oldenburg, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Fürth…
– DIE ZEIT, Ijoma Mangold (23.Feb.2012):
“At the Berlinale you do everything imaginable for not being too late in the cinema hall, for not missing the Festival-Opener. It is not easy to describe, why this opener has something so celebratory. It is accompanied with a kind of minimalistic, cool music, where the beat moves on, meanwhile the sponsors get shown, before it says ‘The Festival presents’. You would think this is a banal process – but somehow here so exhilarating…” BERLINALE.DE
in the Official Programm of 62nd Berlin Int Film Festival (Panorama)
End of 2010, after 14 years break, Caspar Broetzmann performs again in original lineup with his band “Caspar Broetzmann Massaker” at the legendary Berlin-club “Berghain”. The director Uli M. Schueppel narrates around this concert the emotional (in-between) spaces, from which Caspar Brotzmann creates his powerful archaic soundscapes. Between noise and silence the film develops from within a sensitive portrait of a musician, who always consistently went his own way, without subordinating himself to the rules of the music business.