30.09. - 09.10.2021

Olanda Germany 2019 | 154 min | OV with German subtitles | Farbe | FF 2019

Bernd Schoch

​​​​BERND SCHOCH (*1971) won several awards for his film Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht [But the Word Dog Doesn’t Bark] (2011). In 2014, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his portrait of a pub Kurze Ecke. Since 2019, he has taught Documentary Film at the Hamburg University of the Fine Arts.

Bernd Schoch

Bernd Schoch (*1971) studied at the Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design and works at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His films Slide Guitar Ride from 2005 and Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht [But the Word Dog Doesn't Bark] from 2011 won several awards.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A journey into the magical world of the Carpathian Mountains. Hamburg director Bernd Schoch on the trail of mushrooms pickers who work and live for months at a time along the Transalpina motorway. Lines of men and women roam through the undergrowth, their eyes to the ground: mushroom-pickers in Romania, seasonal workers searching for local treasure. The film accompanies them in the woods, on car journeys or in the camps they inhabit during the season. Similar to the structure of a mushroom, the story keeps branching out, revealing an informal economy – the mushroom trade, an improvised shoeshop in a forest clearing, gambling with colleagues.
Original title: Olanda
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Romanian
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Bernd Schoch
Screenplay: Bernd Schoch, André Siegers
Cast: Ileana Mănicea, Valentin Constantin Mănicea, Dobrin Mărunțelu, Ionuț Munteanu, Marian Mărunțelu, Marius Siminel Mărunțelu, Mihaela Mărunțelu, Victor Pavalescu, Ovidiu Pavalescu, Sorin Tănase, Nicolae Căpațâna
Producer: Karsten Krause, Frank Scheuffele
Director of Photography: Simon Quack
Music: Pete Kember / Sonic Boom, Thomas Weber/ Kammerflimmer Kollektief
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Editor: Bernd Schoch, André Siegers
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Fünferfilm
Contact: Frank Scheuffele, Fünferfilm:


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