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Flanell No. 5

Flanell No. 5

Flanell No. 5 stands for the ability to change: by replacing three letters, a well-known perfume becomes the smooth dress material flannel. But there is also a "change of materials" in the artistic realisation: in the repeated changes between the media of dance and film. While dance, transitory and light like the scent of a perfume, renders the dreams and desires of the dancers, film, firm and concrete like the material, presents the reality behind. The film recounts five absurd stories about the reality of a dancer's existence. It shows the "back stage" life of five women who - each in her own way - are caught up in the pains and pleasures of the banalities of an artist's routine. A shared flat and the daily struggle for survival are what binds these figures together. With great humor, an enclosed world is portrayed which has its own logic, a specific dance language and distinct gestures, problems and, of course, dreams which are woven into the choreography "on stage".
Genre Art, Dance
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Karin Koester
Screenplay Karin Koester
Cinematography Markus Duerr
Ulrike Tortora
Martin Stock
Cast Karin Koester, Johanna Richter, Catharina Tiedje, Dagmar Reinl, Anise Smith
Producers Karin Koester, Andreas Habermeyer, Johanna Richter, Catharina Tiedje, Dagmar Reinl, Anise Smith, Dominique Talbi
Production Company Twin Film, Munich
Runtime 58 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Bratislava 1998
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

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