Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes

A film by Julian Radlmaier. In ger­man & eng­lish with ger­man subtitles

A bour­geois grey­hound con­fes­ses how he tur­ned from an ambi­tious but litt­le-reco­gnis­ed filmma­ker into a cani­ne. When his latest pro­ject is rejec­ted by every sin­gle fun­ding insti­tu­ti­on, Julian is for­ced to take on a job as a fruit picker. When he makes a young Canadian woman named Camille belie­ve that this is rese­arch for a com­mu­nist fai­ry­ta­le film in which she is to play the lea­ding role, she wants to come along, which kind­les roman­tic noti­ons in Julian. The pair winds up on an osten­si­b­ly idyl­lic but in rea­li­ty deeply explo­ita­ti­ve apple farm. Whilst Julian has a hard time coping with the phy­si­cal strain, Camille throws herself enthu­si­asti­cal­ly into their sup­po­sed rese­arch and befriends Hong and Sancho, two naï­ve pro­le­ta­ri­ans in search of hap­pi­ness. Julian finds it incre­a­singly dif­fi­cult to play the com­mu­nist filmma­ker, then a model worker who dreams the American dream gets in his way, not to men­ti­on an unhin­ged monk with magi­cal powers. With all the­se seething con­flicts going on it’s no sur­pri­se that the farm owner is acci­dent­al­ly kil­led. In the end the ent­i­re orchard is buz­zing with an outra­ge­ous plan.

Deutschland 2017,  99 Min.
Regie, Buch, Schnitt: Julian Radlmaier
Kamera: Markus Koob
Mit:
Julian Radlmaier
Deragh Campbell
Kyung-Taek Lie
Beniamin Forti
Ilia Korkashvili
Bruno Derksen