24.9. - 3.10.2020

Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde Germany 2019 | 92 min | OV | Colour | FF 2019

Oliver Schwabe

OLIVER SCHWABE (*1966) is a film-maker, cameraman, author, TV director and producer. After training as a photographer, he studied media art at the KHM in Cologne. In 2002, he and Christian Becker founded the production company field recordings.

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DOCUMENTARY When Hamburg was cool: even 20 years after his death, underground musician Tobias Gruben is still seen as a rough diamond of German pop culture. A filmic rediscovery. To this day, his bands Cyan Revue and Die Erde inspire bands like Messer and Isolation Berlin, but during his lifetime Tobias Gruben remained an insider tip. At the heart of the music scene at the end of the 1980s, he got high on his love of music and all sorts of drugs. Besides success, he sought above all the recognition of his father. The film illuminates the path of a driven existence, talks to companions like Rocco Schamoni and FM Einheit and revisits the genius Gruben with amongst other things previously unseen footage.
Orig. Title: Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Sprachfassung: OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
Screenplay: Oliver Schwabe
Cast: Imogen Gruben, Sebastian Gruben, Florian Langmaack, Heidrun Tuchenhagen, Horst Petersen, Felix Huber, Tobias Levin, Alfred Hilsberg, Peter Sempel, FM Einheit, Rocko Schamoni, Hendrik Otremba und Messer, Paul Pötsch, Timm Völker, Fee Kürten/Tellavision, Tom Schilling, Isolation Berlin und den Stimmen von Gustav Peter Wöhler und Robert Stadlober
Producer: Christian Becker,Klaus Maeck
Director of Photography: Nikolas Jürgens
Music: Tobias Gruben, Die Erde, Cyan Revue, Sol
Production Design:
Editor: Christian Becker
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: mindjazz pictures
World Sales: Field Recordings Filmproduktion
Production: Field Recordings Filmproduktion; Interzone Pictures
Contact: Oliver Schwabe, Field Recordings Filmproduktion:


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