‘In a Land That No Longer Exists,’ About Style Scene in Communist East Berlin, Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Munich-based gross sales company Beta Cinema has launched the worldwide trailer (under) for “In a Land That No Longer Exists,” which has its worldwide premiere on Oct. 21 within the competitors part of the Rome Movie Competition.

Aelrun Goette’s function debut, which was launched in Germany on Thursday by Tobis, is impressed by the director’s personal experiences in East Germany throughout the late 80s, when she labored as a mannequin for trend journal Sibylle, the so-called “Vogue of the East.”

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The motion takes place in East Berlin within the early summer time of 1989, a number of months earlier than the autumn of the Wall. Eighteen-year-old Suzie is thrown headfirst into the colourful trend scene in socialist East Germany when {a photograph} of her finally ends up on the quilt of Sibylle.

Along with the glamorous Rudi, she dives into the underground subculture engaged on their very own improbable trend designs. When she falls in love with the proficient and rebellious photographer Coyote, her life modifications as she experiences the liberty she had all the time dreamed of. However whereas Suzie’s star as a supermodel is on the rise, Coyote has different plans, and Suzie is requested to betray her pals.

Goette noticed the movie as an “alternative to broaden folks’s view” of East Germany, formally referred to as the German Democratic Republic. “It may undoubtedly open the door and invite folks to see the defunct GDR with completely different eyes,” she says. “Within the dictatorship there weren’t solely perpetrators, victims and up to date witnesses, but in addition individuals who have been robust, highly effective and wild, who dreamed of freedom and took maintain of it.”

With reference to her personal time within the GDR, she recollects “it was all about my not giving up, regardless of all of the boundaries.” After being arrested for a trivial offense, she discovered her choices restricted. “I couldn’t graduate from highschool and needed to be taught a occupation I didn’t need to. I used to be positioned underneath surveillance and later came upon from my Stasi file that evening college was additionally off limits for me.”

She provides: “On the similar time, I felt a freedom on the time that I didn’t really feel after the autumn of the GDR. We went to events and fled over rooftops from the police, we bought self-sewn T-shirts on the Baltic Sea, and earned plastic luggage full of cash that we then blew on the Lodge Metropol. […] I discovered the extent of resistance that I wanted to outlive after the autumn of the Wall.”

The movie stars discovery Marlene Burow, Sabin Tambrea (“Ku’damm,” “Narcissus and Goldmund”), David Schütter (“By no means Look Away,” “Barbarians”), Claudia Michelsen (“Ku’damm,” “Blame Sport”), and Jördis Triebel (“West,” “Darkish”).

Cinematography is by Benedict Neuenfels (“I’m Your Man,” “The Counterfeiters”); the manufacturing designer was Silke Buhr (“Berlin Alexanderplatz,” “The Lives of Others”); and the costumes have been created by Regina Tiedeken (“Das Perfekte Geheimnis,” “Rocca Adjustments the World”).

Tanja Ziegler and Susa Kusche produced the movie for Ziegler Movie; it was co-produced by Tobis Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Gretchenfilm, RBB, ARD Degeto, WDR, MDR and SWR, in collaboration with ARTE. The coproducers have been Magnus Vortmeyer, Tobias Alexander Seiffert and Peter Eiff for Tobis; Christoph Fisser and Charlie Woebcken for Studio Babelsberg, and Annegret Weitkämper-Krug for Gretchenfilm.

It was supported by Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, and MFG Filmförderung.

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