11/21/2018 10:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

Germany 2018 102 min original version

by Philipp Hirsch

Script: Philipp Hirsch, Thomas Böltken, DoP: Ralf Noack, Editor: Jan Ruschke, Production: Ostlicht Filmproduktion, Producers: Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab, Cast: Matti Schmidt-Schaller, Tom Gronau, Milena Tscharntke

When Glocke sets the flashy car of a notorious neighbourhood pimp on fire, he gets caught in the act and filmed. Though he manages to get away, the video ends up all over the media. On the run, he joins a group of young drop-outs spontaneously that have resolved after meeting online to become followers of a man named Friedrich, who lives in the mountains and preaches salvation through a return to nature. At first, Glocke is indescribably happy with his new circumstances, but soon his trip takes an unforeseen turn.

“Newcomers Matti Schmidt-Schaller, Tom Gronau, Milena Tscharntke, Matilda Merkel and Enno Trebs shine in the roles of the young drop-outs who long for absolute freedom. The script was written by director Philipp Hirsch together with Thomas Böltken. The result is young German cinema in top form and a road movie that captures the feeling of life of Generation Z in powerful and sensual images.” (Press booklet)

Philipp Hirsch was born in 1973 in Crimmitschau/Germany. From 1993 to 1998 he studied product design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. In addition, he received a scholarship from the Bauhaus University from 1999 to 2003 in the field of animation film. Since 1997 he has been self-employed in the field of video/animation. He has already produced numerous internationally awarded short and experimental films as well as music documentaries and videos for internationally appearing bands.
RAUS is his feature film debut.

Filmography (selection): 2004 IN, 2005 HÜTTE; INSIDE, 2013 HUNTERS WILL BE HUNTED, 2016 MAN BEHIND THE SUN (both music videos), 2018 RAUS

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