A film by Volker Sattel
In this unusual city portrait, Berlin is not presented as a buzzing new metropolis, but
as a city that goes about its business quite unexcitedly.
Choosing a slow pace, this documentary grants us the privilege of observing from afar the gestures and movements of people pursuing their different activities in Berlin's often vast and surprisingly empty urban spaces. A seemingly indifferent camera takes us to international summits, demonstrations, parades, housing estates and shopping centres. As we begin to discern the patterns of life in the city, it is as if we are witnesses to life on another planet, an impression enhanced by the film's intricate score which provides the film's only, yet subtle commentary.
|Written, directed and
photographed by Volker Sattel.
Sounddesign and Music by Tim Elzer.
Editing by Stephan Krumbiegel,
Produced by Volker Sattel,
Philipp Homberg, Box! Film und Fernsehproduktions GmbH
German original version with
Screening Format: 35mm, colour, 1:1,85, Dolby SR
Shooting Format: Super 16