Film Info: Lauf der Dinge

Paradizers (Lauf der Dinge)

Paradizers
Scene from "Paradizers" (photo © intervista digital media)

A burning sun and the deep blue sea – it's there for the taking on paradise island! And that's what they're here for, Elisa, Richie, Florian, Daniel... They're young. They're hungry for life. And they've left the cold, gray North behind for fun and adventure on a Mediterranean island. Elisa: rich, spoiled, fleeing from daddy and his stifling upper-class morals. Richie: the sexy drifter for whom every woman is a potential meal ticket; Florian: sensitive, gentle, the type not only girls gravitate to; Daniel: stuck between adolescence and small-mindedness. But even in paradise there are some dark corners that never get any sun. It's where you can lose your way, or your bearings... where you can discover love or refuse to see it... where you realize that you haven't really left the cold, gray North behind – but that it's inside you - and that this is real life...

An impressive debut feature by Rolf S. Wolkenstein that takes a wry, unflinching look at young people suddenly facing the hard realities of life on a deceptively sunny vacation island.


Rolf S. Wolkenstein lives in Berlin. A selection of his award-winning films includes: the shorts Homo Saphires (1981), Der Tanz Mechanikk (1982), Huepfen 82 (1982), Craex Apart (1983), Tattoo Suite (1984), Shooter (1986), Riff (1986), OSC (1989), Staub (documentary, 1991), Streetfashion (documentary, 1996), Fernsehzauber (documentary, 1999), Max Herre (documentary, 2004), and his feature debut Paradizers (Lauf der Dinge, 2006).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Rolf S. Wolkenstein
Screenplay Rolf S. Wolkenstein, Christian Kux, Stefan Eckel
Cinematography Peter Drittenpreis
Sandra Trostel
Thies Mynther
Rita-Maria Hallekamp
Cast Zoe Weiland, Jennifer Ulrich, Manuel Cortez, Sebastian Achilles, Tom Lass, Sergej Lubic
Producers Sandra Harzer-Kux, Christian Kux
Production Company Intervista Digital Media/Hamburg
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/Spanish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Frankfurt 2006, Molodist Kiev 2007
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Pictorion Pictures/Huerth

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