Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Biegen und Brechen

Storyline

Alex grows up in the GDR with his single mother in the Vogtland region, and the two make a good team. When his mother publicly criticises the state, the youth welfare authorities decide to send Alex to a children's home. Once there, the eleven-year-old no longer understands the world. He longs for his family and makes several attempts to escape. As punishment, he is sent to the Torgau Closed Youth Shelter, the only one of its kind in the country. Military drill and violence characterise everyday life there, and Alex has to stand up to both the educators and his fellow inmates.

Filmography (Selection)

Mike Plitt:
-Im Takt- Wege in den Geschlossennen Jugendwerkhof Torgau (Scrollstory, 2022)
-Hier oben, bei den weißen Göttern (Animadok Short, 2020)
-Steigende Pegel – Die Flut von morgen (TV-Doku, 2020)
-Der Hoheneck - Komplex (MDR, Crossmedia, 2020)
-Der 4. Dezember- Der Tag, an dem Erfurter Bürger*innen die Stasi-Zentrale besetzten (Scrollstory, 2019)

Falk Schuster:
-Hotel Astoria (Animadok, 2020)
-Die Tochter (Animadok Short, 2018)
-Bei Nacht erwacht (Short animated film, 2018)
-Ast mit Last (Short animated film, 2011)

Credits

Director:
Mike Plitt, Falk Schuster
Script:
Mike Plitt
Camera:
Falk Schuster
Animation:
Falk Schuster, Alexander Schmidt
Editor:
Julian Quitsch
Music:
Hannes Schulze
Producer:
Alexander Lahl, Max Mönch, Mike Plitt
Contact:
Mike Plitt, Falk Schuster
E-Mail:
mike.plitt@hotmail.com, mail@falkschuster.com
  • Germany
  • OmeU (German)
  • 2022
  • 8 minutes

Documentary films – Block #1