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Markus Family, The (Markus Family, Die)

Markus Family, The

The Markus Family tells the life of Markus Anatol Weisse, who, despite having an extreme visual disability, became a painter. He builds robots and wishes he could become a Bio-Robot, a Cyborg. Markus Anatol Weisse takes us into his fascinating reality where not only his world of pictures but also his bizarre humour encourage us to see the world with "different eyes".

What would it be like to be stranded on a traffic island? To live in a village at the end of the world? To talk to mechanical creatures? To long for love? And to find a friend?!
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2000
Director Elfi Mikesch
Screenplay Elfi Mikesch
Cinematography Elfi Mikesch
Heide Breitel
Paul Gutama Soegijo, Klaus Nomi, N\'CO Françoise Arnold, Markus Anatol Weisse, Harald Weiss
Cast Fritz Eggert, Eva Ebner, Leo Weisse, Drosera Eva Weisse, Markus Anatol Weisse, Julia Meiler Brand
Producer Elke Peters
Production Company Mira Filmproduktion, in co-production with ZDF, 3sat/Mainz
Length 80 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2000 (Panorama), Locarno 2000 (Critics' Week)
With backing from Bremer Innovations-Agentur (BIA)

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Mira Filmproduktion GmbH