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Circling (Kleine Kreise)

Circling

A notorious initiator of unsuccessful business ventures, Paul lives in a garage between a trading estate and a furniture centre. Since his wife left him, he has not seen his son Niki very often. One day during a weekend visit, the two of them get hold of a racing go-cart, just to take a few rides around. They quickly develop a taste for it. Together with the grumpy shopkeeper Karl, whom they exploit as a sponsor, they set out to roam from race to race during the summer holidays. It soon becomes fairly obvious that they don't have a chance. But Paul is far too stubborn to give up easily.
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Jakob Hilpert
Screenplay Jakob Hilpert, Paul Mollenhauer
Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
Natali Barrey
Martin Theo Krieger
Cast Cornelius Schwalm, Matthias Zelic, Jacob Matschenz, Willem Veerkamp, Ronnie Wechselberger, Lotte Letschert
Producer Joachim von Vietinghoff
Production Companies Von Vietinghoff Film/Berlin, Geist-Film, Berlin, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Hof 2000, Gothenburg 2001, Rotterdam 2001

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