Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen

  • 63'
  • Germany
  • 2014
Three young Georgians have to clean a castle in Berlin, where a German arms manufacturer's art collection is being set up for an exhibition. Of course, the proletariat isn't welcome at the opening party and they are banished to a servants' room in the attic. Downstairs, however, a splendid buffet attracts them - so why not just ignore the unfair prohibition and cross the line of class society? Didn't the French Revolution start over a piece of cake?
Telling each other unlikely tales ranging from an adventure of Saint Francis to a spiritualistic séance in the USSR, the three try to figure out whether class relations can be overcome, when all existing stories say they can't. They also have to deal with obstinate clouds, neo-liberal working conditions, apocalyptic petty bourgeois and agents of a late-capitalist conspiracy, which they defeat with a laziness one must call messianic. A proletarian winter's tale, in short. Screens twice together with Redemption.
Director
Julian Radlmaier
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
63'
Medium
DCP
International title
A Proletarian Winter's Tale
Languages
German, Georgian
Producer
Kirill Krasovskiy
Production Company
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Sales
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Screenplay
Julian Radlmaier
Cinematography
Markus Koob
Editor
Julian Radlmaier
Production Design
Paola Cordero Yannarella
Sound Design
Stephan Franz
Cast
Lars Rudolph, Natia Bakhtadze
Website
http://dffb.de/html/en/films/film/399