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Detroit
Christoph Bach (photo © dffb)

Traveling from Berlin to Braunschweig to attend his brother's funeral, Ed meets up with an array of different people: a small-talking hitchhiker; a would-be gallery owner who passes on the messages from fortune cookies as though they were his own; an old school friend who gives him a unopened farewell letter from a girlfriend; and Mira, whose destination is another, but keeps crossing paths with Ed's...



Carsten Ludwig was born in 1970 in Braunschweig. After studying Economics, he enrolled in the Direction program at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin in 1998. During his studies he also worked as a film projectionist in Berlin. Also active as an actor, his films as a director include: Nuesse (short, 1998), Wolfram (short, 1999), Mittenmang (short, 2000), Immer an der Wand lang (short, 2001), Detroit (2003), Berlin - 1st of May (Berlin - 1. Mai, 2007), and 66/67 (2009).

Jan-Christoph Glaser was born in 1976 and studied Communication Sciences and Philology in Berlin. Primarily active as a film editor, his films as a director include the MTV series Auftrag Moabit (1998), Glasgow (short, 2000), and the features Detroit (2002) in co-direction with Carsten Ludwig, Neandertal (2006) in co-direction with Ingo Haeb, Berlin - 1st of May (Berlin - 1. Mai, 2007), and 66/67 (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Directors Carsten Ludwig, Jan-Christoph Glaser
Cinematography Ngo The Chau
Sarah J. Weber
Cast Christoph Bach, Diana Maier, Marc Zwins, Johannes Lang, Moritz Stoepel, Ingo Haeb
Producers Nicolas Grupe, Martina Knapheide, Florian Hoffmeister
Production Company Sabotage Films/Berlin, in co-production with Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 78 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2003, Goteborg 2004, Rotterdam 2004, Moscow 2004
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

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