30.09. - 09.10.2021

Es war einmal Indianerland Germany 2017 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Ilker Catak

ILKER CATAK (*1984) studied at the Hamburg Media School and won the 2015 student Oscar for his short Sadakat. Es war einmal Indianerland is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
A high-rise estate in Hamburg. The young boxer Mauser falls in love with Jackie (Emilia Schüle) a red-haired girl from a wealthy family. When his father (Clemens Schick) tells him that he has killed his mother and then disappears, Mauser sets out to find him. But Jackie is set on going to an American Indian festival – a unique opportunity for Mauser to get closer to her. And then there's Edda, the nice girl from the video store. Jackie or boxing or Edda? And where is his father? The screen adaptation of the eponymous novel is a boxer film, road movie, Western and music video -- and a wonderful homage to Hamburg.
Original title: Es war einmal Indianerland
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Ilker Catak
Screenplay: Nils Mohl, Max Reinhold
Cast: Leonard Scheicher, Johanna Polley, Emilia Schüle, Johannes Klaußner, Clemens Schick, Joel Basman, Robert Alan Packard
Producer: Michael Eckelt
Director of Photography: Florian Mag
Music: Acid Pauli (Martin Gretschmann)
Production Design: Tim Tamke
Editor: Jan Ruschke
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Camino Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales:
Production: Riva Film GmbH
Contact: Fedora Weber, Camino Filmverleih GmbH:


Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH | Mönckebergstraße 18 | D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0 | Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10