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Measures to Better the World (Weltverbesserungsmassnahmen)

Measures to Better the World
Scene from "Measures to Better the World" (photo courtesy of Datenstrudel)

The world is in need of ideas, visions, utopias and perspectives – the world is in need of new measures. Be it the improvement of the regional economy and identity by money with a best-before date, regulating energy consumption by minimizing the body’s need of energy and making better use of the superfluous energy or finding the right measure – “eye to eye” is the motto. Finding new solutions for old problems and not taking yourself too seriously – fake documentary is the word. In eight episodes solutions, constructs and thinking models are presented, ideas which could be part of our lives in the near future.

Joern Hintzer was born in 1966. He is a Masterclass student of the Academy of Arts in Münster and finished a post-graduate program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He recently created the teaser for Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators.

Jakob Huefner was born in 1971 and studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He has made several short films and worked as an actor, writer and director. Measures to Better the World (Weltverbesserungsmassnahmen, 2005) is his first feature film.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Directors Joern Hintzer, Jakob Huefner
Screenplay Joern Hintzer, Jakob Huefner
Cinematography Volker Mai, Daniela Knapp, Aleksander Kerkovic, Volker Gerling, Matthias Schellenberg
Dan Loghin, Carolin Ernstling, Andrea Huebers, Vanessa Rossi, Jessica Ehlebracht, Olli Weiss, Andreas Wodraschke
Tonbuero Berlin
Katrin Hieronymus, Arndt Mühe, Andre Ceada Cruhl
Cast Andreas Nickl, Peter Berning, Katja Rosin, Patrick Gueldenberg, Torsten Schlosser, Christoph Bach, Jan Schütte, Matthias Breitenbach, Charlotte Crome, Jakob Huefner, Vera Teltz, Michael Gabat, Cornelius Schwalm, Samuel Finzi, Gianni Meurer, Harald Schrott, Claudia Geisler-Bading
Producers Joern Hintzer, Jakob Huefner
Production Company Datenstrudel/Berlin
Length 88 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2005 (Perspectives German Cinema), Karlovy Vary 2005 (Variety Critics' Choice), Rio 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kunststiftung NRW
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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