A PROLETARIAN WINTER´S TALE

EIN PROLETARISCHES WINTERMÄRCHEN

By Julian RADLMAIER

DEUTSCHE FILM-UND FERNSEHAKADEMIE BERLIN (DFFB) - as CONS

Comedy - Completed 2014

A absurdist fairy tale about three young Georgians who have to clean a German castle for an exhibition and get revolutionary ideas.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2014
Viennale 2014
Guadalajara FICG 2015
International Feature
FICUNAM 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy, First film
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, GEORGIAN
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julian RADLMAIER
    • Synopsis
    • Three young Georgians have to clean a castle in Berlin, where a German armament manufacturer’s collection of contemporary art is being set-up for an exhibition. Of course, the proletariat isn’t welcome at the opening party and the three protagonists are banished to a small servants’ room in the attic. Downstairs, however, a splendid buffet attracts them – so why not just ignore the unfair prohibition and cross the demarcation line of class society? Didn’t the French Revolution start for a piece of cake, anyway? Telling each other unlikely stories ranging from an adventure of Saint Francis to a spiritualistic seance in the Soviet Union, the three protagonists try to find an answer to this question: Can class relations be overcome, when all bequeathed stories say they can’t? Besides that, they have to struggle with obstinate clouds, neo-liberal working conditions, apocalyptic petty bourgeois and the agents of a confusing late capitalist conspiracy, which they’ll all defeat with a laziness one must call messianic. A proletarian winter’s tale, so to speak.
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