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NICE PLACES TO DIE

NICE PLACES TO DIE
photo © Bernd Schaarmann

NICE PLACES TO DIE accompanies people who share their lives with the dead and some literally with corpses. What are these people like who live in cemeteries or who keep a deceased at home? How is someone’s life affected when you deal with the dead every day. Told by the son of an undertaker, the audience is taken on a journey from the stunning mountains of Argentina, the vibrant city of Manila and the earthy hardness of Cairo, to the exotic island of Sulawesi, to places that all have something in common. Life!


Bernd Schaarmann grew up in the Ruhr area in Germany. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His films include: the shorts DELICATE (1996), EIN BISSCHEN MORD MUSS SEIN (2000), FLASHBACK (2001), and WORST CASE (2003), the compilation films DAS VERHÖR (2000) and ZWEISAMKEIT (2000), and the documentaries LEBEN UND STERBEN IN CASTROP-RAUXEL (TV) and NICE PLACES TO DIE (2015). Bernd Schaarmann passed away unexpectedly shortly after the completion of his last film.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Director Bernd Schaarmann
Screenplay Heike Fink
Cinematography Olaf Hirschberg, Bernd Schaarmann, Andrés Marder
Producer Bernd Schaarmann
Co-Producers Bastie Griese, Daniel Mann, Jutta Krug
Production Company Coolfilms, in co-production with MMC Movies/Cologne, WDR
Length 105 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, Spanish, Bahasa, Arabic, Tagalog
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max-Ophühls-Festival Saarbrücken 2014
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor W-film Distribution

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