Film Info: David im Wunderland

David in Wonderland (David im Wunderland)

David in Wonderland

15-year-old David lives with his family and around another hundred Jacobins in a closed community in Germany. The monotonous life of this early Christian community consists of praying, working and sleeping. David meets Michael, a boy his age. They become friends although David is strictly forbidden to have contact with people outside of the community. David is fascinated by MichaelÍs stories, and his curiosity grows about the world outside the community. Michael is equally impressed by his friend's completely different way of life. David begins to start thinking about his life as a Jacobin. The narrow system of values which had defined his life until now starts falling apart. There is a lack of understanding for his questions and doubts, and he is left on his own. Only his grandfather is at pains to help him and tries to find answers to his questions. When his grandfather dies, David runs away with MichaelÍs help. For a short time, he enjoys the other life he had dreamt about for so long. But the two boys soon realise that escaping from the Jacobins was just the beginning of problems for David ...


Moritz Seibert was born in 1967. He worked as a production assistant on Peter Greenaway's The Baby of Macon in summer 1992 and has been studying Direction at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy since 1992. He made three shorts - Was heisst denn Angst? (1993), David - On The Run (1994) and Flaschengaerung (1995) - before shooting his feature debut David in Wonderland (David im Wunderland, 1996).
Category Feature
Director Moritz Seibert
Screenplay Moritz Seibert
Cinematography Markus Hansen
Sue Nichols
Andreas Koebner
Cast Scott Larcher, David Winter, Katharina Schuetz, Hannes Thanheiser, Rebecca Mosselmann
Producers Frank Henschke, Helmut G. Weber
Production Company Die Zweite Hauskunst Film, Duesseldorf, in co-production with Maran Film/Baden-Baden, ARTE, SDR/Stuttgart
Length 102 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Mono
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Filmbuero NW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

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