30.09. - 09.10.2021

the holycoaster s(HIT) circus Switzerland 2015 | 73 min | OV with German and French subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Sascha Engel

Sascha 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 Schwabenland

Dennis 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. 

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It'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. 
Original title: the holycoaster s(HIT) circus
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, German, Hebrew
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German and French subtitles
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
Director of Photography: Sascha Engel
Music: Joachim Budweiser, Jeans for Jesus, Asaf Roth, Raphael Urweider, Balkan Beat Box, Death by Chocolate, Steff la Cheffe, Greis, Bidrmaa, Dr. Mo
Production Design:
Editor: Sascha Engel
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: PENG! Palast & KINO KITCHEN
Production: PENG! Palast & KINO KITCHEN
Contact: Dennis Schwabenland, PENG! Palast:, KINO KITCHEN:


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