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www.missing-at-the-Oktoberfest.de (www.vermisst-auf-dem-Oktoberfest.de)

www.missing-at-the-Oktoberfest.de

Hanna Goebel and her daughter, Laura, left their home in Friedberg in Hessen on 16 September 2000, heading for the Oktoberfest in Munich, but never returned home.
Three weeks later, a search initiative was started on the Internet under the website www.vermisst-auf-dem-Oktoberfest.de. Despite numerous tips, Hanna and Laura Goebel never turned up again. On 8 January 2001, a video camera was found in a strip of woods near Augsburg - the very camera the two had with them on their trip ...


Charly Weller was born in 1951 in Marburg an der Lahn. He studied Theology, Law and Journalism in Berlin. During his studies, he completed the television documentary 4 Wochen ohne Fernsehen, which won the Adolf-Grimme Award in 1975. In 1980, he became an assistant director under the guidance of Peter Fleischmann. He has directed Wetzlar ist nicht Washington, Favoriten, and Doberstein for the German public broadcaster ZDF. His short film The Only Forgotten Take of Casablanca won the Prix du Jury at Cannes in 1983, the Short Film Prize at Figueira da Foz and was shown at over 20 festivals worldwide. He won the Max-Ophuels Award in 1991 for his first feature film Schlammbeisser. He has directed more than 40 episodes of numerous television series, including: Ein Fall fuer Zwei, Auf Achse, Schwarz greift ein, Im Namen des Gesetzes and Die Kommissarin, as well as the feature www.missing-at-the-Oktoberfest.de (www.vermisst-auf-dem-Oktoberfest.de, 2001).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Charly Weller
Screenplay Charly Weller
Cinematography Charly Weller
Charly Weller, Nicole Ziegler-Vladarski
Martin Kern, Haunsdorfer Singers, Vinscher Dreigesang, Kreuther Klarinettenmusi
Udo Poppitz
Cast Dietmar Moessmer, Udo Poppitz, Maja Wolff, Marlina Pfefferer, Markus Hering, Carlo Weller
Producer Charly Weller
Production Company Odeon Pictures/Geiselgasteig
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels-Festival Saarbruecken 2001 (in competition)
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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