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ASTRONAUTS' BODIES, THE (KÖRPER DER ASTRONAUTEN, DIE)

ASTRONAUTS' BODIES, THE
© Alisa Berger

The story follows a father and his three children, dreaming of travelling to space and trying to cope with the situation at home.

When his two mature children Anton (19) and Linda (19) leave home after graduating from school, father Michael (55) stops taking care of his body in protest. His son Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-travelling, while his sister Linda is in search of her first love and is drawn to a young man who seems to have similar problems like her father.

The film is a poetic story about the progression of thoughts and dreams to go to space and about the organic beauty of the human body, its desires and longings.


Alisa Berger 's films include: THREE BORDERS (2017), THE ASTRONAUTS' BODIES (2017), MOHNMÄDCHEN (short, 2015), ISLAND STORY (short, 2014), RUSSIAN HOTEL (short, 2013), SLEEP (short, 2011), and FRIEDWALD (short, 2011).
Genre Art, Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Experimental, Science Fiction
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Alisa Berger
Screenplay Alisa Berger
Cinematography Bine Jankowski
Cast Lars Rudolph, Zita Aretz, Béla Gabor Lenz, Luzie Nadjafi, Britta Thie, Daniel Michel
Producer Alisa Berger
Production Company Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Length 74 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, DVD, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Surround
Sound Technology Dolby Surround, 5.1
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2017, International Film Festival of Uruguay 2018, Aesthetica York 2018
Awards Best Film IFF Uruguay 2018
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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