24.9. - 3.10.2020

Happy Lamento Germany 2018 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Alexander Kluge featuring Khavn De La Cruz

ALEXANDER KLUGE (*1932) is a lawyer, author, and one of Germany's most important directors. He has won Gold and Silver Lions, and collaborated with Adorno, Lang and Fassbinder – and now Khavn.

rated for 0 + years
ESSAY After more than 20 years, Alexander Kluge returns to the cinema screen with a happy lament that links the slums of Manila with Elvis Presley and King Kong.                When Heiner Müller muses on the moon, Helge Schneider on the orchestration of space and Peter Berling on the military use of lions, you're almost certainly watching an Alexander Kluge film. Playfully and associatively, he connects the G20 summit with the circus, electric elephants and blue moons. The film was made in cooperation with the Philippine cinema rebel Khavn, Excerpts from his film Alipato – The Very Brief Life of an Ember provide the soundtrack for the essay.
Orig. Title: Happy Lamento
Filmtype: Hybrid
Original language: German, Tagalog
Director: Alexander Kluge featuring Khavn De La Cruz
Cast: Helge Schneider, Heiner Müller, Galina Antoschewskaja, Peter Berling
Producer: Alexander Kluge,Stephan Holl
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Khavn De La Cruz, Verdi, Bach and others
Director of Photography: Thomas Willke, Albert Banzon, Thomas Mauch, Erich Harandt
Production Design:
Editor: Stephan Holl, Andreas Kern, Kajetan Forstner, Roland Forstner, Toni Werner
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies
World Sales: Rapid Eye Movies
Production: Kairos-Film
Contact: Stephan Holl, Rapid Eye Movies:


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