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MÜLHEIM-TEXAS. HELGE SCHNEIDER HERE & THERE (MÜLHEIM-TEXAS. HELGE SCHNEDER HIER UND DORT)

MÜLHEIM-TEXAS. HELGE SCHNEIDER HERE & THERE
photo © Petra Lisson

Helge Schneider is one of the most extraordinary German artists. Jazz musician, entertainer, film director, actor and clown. His exceptional talent is his improvisational skill. This is where he shows his bubbling creativity. “I make the everyday grey colorful,” is what he says about himself. In his world, the fantastic coexists with the everyday and it is difficult to define the boundaries between reality and fiction. Even in his communication with his audiences, this element of disguise is used, humorously conveying his attitude toward the world. But how does Helge Schneider react to a filmmaker who approaches him to make a portrait about him? It is very clear that he is not going to offer his secrets on a silver platter. He doesn’t like for people to know too much about him… so the viewer has to accompany him on this journey – and determine for himself just where fiction begins, and where it ends.
Genre Art, Music, Road Movie, Portrait
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Director Andrea Roggon
Screenplay Andrea Roggon
Cinematography Petra Lisson
Producers Andrea Roggon, Ulla Lehmann
Production Company AMA FILM, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Runtime 88 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max-Ophüls-Prize Festival Saarbrücken 2015, Crossing Europe Linz 2015
Awards DEFA Foundation Promotion Award Saarbrücken 2015
With backing from BKM, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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