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BERLIN CALLING

BERLIN CALLING
Scene from "Berlin Calling" (photo © 2007 sabotage films/stoehrfilm/Pola Sieverding)

Berlin underground techno live DJ and composer Martin (known as DJ Ickarus) is touring with his manager and girlfriend Mathilde from club to club around the globe and is about to release their biggest album to date. However, all of his plans are thrown out of kilter after Ickarus is submitted to the emergency ward of a psychiatric clinic high on drugs after a gig...


Hannes Stoehr was born in 1970 in Stuttgart. After studying European Law in Passau, he studied Scriptwriting and Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. Active in all areas of filmmaking, a selection of his films includes: BIETE ARGENTINIEN, SUCHE EUROPA (1995), MAULTASCHEN (1996), LIEBER CUBA LIBRE (doc, 1997), GOSH, ZIRKUSPORTRÄT (doc, 1998), BERLIN IS IN GERMANY (2001), ONE DAY IN EUROPE (2004), BERLIN CALLING (2008), HOPPER VU PAR… (TV series, 2012), and GLOBAL PLAYER (2013).
Genre Music, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Hannes Stoehr
Screenplay Hannes Stoehr
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Anne Fabini
Paul Kalkbrenner
Sebastian Wurm
Cast Peter Schneider, Mehdi Nebbou, Megan Gay, Erdal Yildiz, Udo Kroschwald, Henriette Müller, RP Kahl, Dirk Borchardt, Corinna Harfouch, Araba Walton, Rita Lengyel, Paul Kalkbrenner
Producers Karsten Aurich, Hannes Stoehr
Production Company Sabotage Films/Berlin, in co-production with Stoehrfilm/Berlin
Length 109 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Locarno 2008 (Piazza Grande), Warsaw 2008, CPH:PIX 2009, Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2010, Zlín 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (RBB)
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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