2002. Germany. 85 min.
Post-screening discussion with Ulrich Köhler
Monday, November 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2002. Germany. Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Lennie Burmeister, Devid Striesow, Trine Dyrholm. A young man, aimless but adventurous, progressing through life without purpose, takes advantage of an opportunity to step away from the herd, head in the opposite direction, and investigate himself. This is the stage that Köhler sets at the outset of his debut film, which encapsulates the poetics and problematics of the Berlin School through the experiences of a would-be solider gone A.W.O.L. The film features a strikingly naturalistic (and purposefully limp) performance by newcomer Lennie Burmeister, who can be seen as a stand-in for many directionless German youths in the post-Wall era. In German; English subtitles. 85 min.