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Fisimatenten

Fisimatenten

Edward, a young painter, lives in the idyll of an old country inn. He loves art and Hanna, his model. Sponsored by the gallerist Poser, a discerning, witty man with political ambitions, Edward is working on a single picture which he repeatedly paints over.

But the inn becomes an object of speculation for property dealers, and Edward loses his home. Determined that he will finally earn money with his art, he prepares for an exhibition of "painted over" pictures. Exhibition space costs money, so Edward makes a religious art object and sells it to the pastor. As advertising, he and Hanna present action-art in a museum, and Edward is invited to a talk show.

And then the confusion begins: Poser sells counterfeit works of art to high-ranking personalities and is sent to prison, the pastor loses his church to a car-parking concern, Edward falls briefly in love with an artist colleague and loses Hanna - life turns into a "painted over" picture, forcing Edward to take action.


Jochen Kuhn was born in 1954 and studied Art in Hamburg. He has been involved in filmmaking, painting, screenwriting, composing scores and photography since 1972 and has also lectured in Germany, England, Austria and Australia. He has been a professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy since 1991. In 1991, he received a German Film Award in for Der lautlose Makubra, the 1991 Hessian Film Prize for Die Beichte, and another German Film Award in 1992 for Silvester which also received the Grand Prix at Oberhausen as well as the Jury Special Award at the Animation Film Festival in Stuttgart. His other films include: Neulich 1 (1998), Fisimatenten (2000), Neulich 2 (2000), and Neulich 3 (2002).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Jochen Kuhn
Screenplay Jochen Kuhn, Claudia Messemer
Cinematography Joerg Schmidt Reitwein
Sabine Jehnert
Chris Evans Ironside
Cast Alexandra Maria Lara, Tonio Aranga, Maximilian Schell
Producers Laurens Straub, Pia Frankenberg
Production Company Next Film, in co-production with ARTE, SR/Saarbrücken
Length 97 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, MFG Baden-Württemberg