the holycoaster s(HIT) circus Switzerland 2015 | 73 min | OV with German & French s.t. | Colour | FF 2016
Sascha EngelSascha Engel (1972) grew up in Switzerland and Germany, lives in Tel Aviv and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and film-maker and editor.
Dennis SchwabenlandDennis Schwabenland (1983) grew up in the industrial Ruhr region of Germany, works as an actor and director and is co-director of the Bern theatre collective PENG! Palast.
rated for 0 + yearsIt's supposed to be a project about heroes, but now one German actor from the Bern theatre group Peng! Palast wants to bail out -- he's discovered that, far from heroes, his own family history contains a Nazi criminal. The project is on the brink of disaster. To save it, the producers arrange a collaboration with an Israeli collective who hope for a lot of public interest in a project with the descendants of "real Nazis". When they finally arrive in Israel, the German/Swiss troupe find that their hosts have nothing to do with theatre, but express themselves instead through the medium of dance – just the start of a catalogue of misunderstanding and prejudice that spares no-one involved. The chronicle of a doomed project, absurdly funny and highly politically incorrect.
Orig. Title: the holycoaster s(HIT) circus
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, German, Hebrew
Director: Sascha Engel, Dennis Schwabenland
Screenplay: Ruby Edelman, Sascha Engel, Christoph Keller, Dennis Schwabenland, Benjamin Spinnler, Raphael Urweider
Cast: Dennis Schwabenland, Benjamin Spinnler, Christoph Keller, Raphael Urweider, Ruby Edelman, Sascha Engel, Maike Lex, Ram Mizrachi, Armin Kopp, Anat Grigorio, Catriona Guggenbühl, Myriam Prongué, Vera Urweider
Producer: Dennis Schwabenland
Sprachfassung: OV with German & French s.t.
Music: Joachim Budweiser, Jeans for Jesus, Asaf Roth, Raphael Urweider, Balkan Beat Box, Death by Chocolate, Steff la Cheffe, Greis, Bidrmaa, Dr. Mo
Camera: Sascha Engel
Cutter: Sascha Engel
World Sales: PENG! Palast & KINO KITCHEN
Production: PENG! Palast & KINO KITCHEN
contact: Dennis Schwabenland, PENG! Palast: firstname.lastname@example.org, KINO KITCHEN: email@example.com