30.09. - 09.10.2021

Enfant Terrible Germany 2020 | 134 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Oskar Roehler

With films like "Die Unberührbare" (2000), "Der alte Affe Angst" (2003), "Agnes und seine Brüder" (2004), "Elementarteilchen" (2006) and "Quellen des Lebens" (2013) OSKAR ROEHLER (*1959) is among Germany’s most radical film directors. Since 2011 he has also published several novels. "Enfant Terrible" was included in the Sélection officielle of this year’s Cannes film festival.

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Oskar Roehler’s homage to film icon Rainer Werner Fassbinder can rely 100% on its charismatic leading actor: Oliver Masucci doesn’t just play Fassbinder, he becomes one with him. When the 22-year old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of Munich’s Antitheater in 1967 and takes over the production, no-one knows that this cheeky fellow will one day be the most important film-maker in Germany. Fassbinder quickly attracts a following of actors, self-publicists and lovers. He makes one film after another, causing furores at the film festivals of Berlin and Cannes. The young director polarizes, both professionally and personally. But his endless appetite for work, the physical self-exploitation of everyone involved and an unquenchable appetite for drugs soon claim the first victims. Oskar Roehler uses an artistic dramaturgy of colour and lighting along with unusual locations to recreate Fassbinder’s universe. Episodes from Fassbinder’s life illustrate the artist’s full spectrum: from the director of genius and soul searching desperately for love to the ruthless victimizer.

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Original title: Enfant Terrible
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Oskar Roehler
Screenplay: Klaus Richter
Cast: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Alexander Scheer, Eva Mattes, Jochen Schropp, Désirée Nick, André Hennicke
Producer: Markus Zimmer, Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Director of Photography: Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Music: Martin Todsharow
Production Design:
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Sound: Andreas Wölki
Costume design: Peri de Braganca
Commissioning Editor: Andrea Hanke (WDR), Barbara Buhl (WDR), Cornelia Ackers (BR), Carlos Gerstenhauer (BR), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih
World Sales: Picture Tree
Production: Bavaria Filmproduktion
Contact: Bianca Obermaier, Weltkino Filmverleih:


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