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Four Stories, Five Deads (Vier Geschichten ueber 5 Tote)

Four Stories, Five Deads

The dead sit in heaven and look through long telescopes at life on earth and their own funerals. Wonderful little ceremonies recount the cremation of little Carla who is buried in a butterfly coffin in the open country, the stormy burial at sea from an old tug, the mourners' parade of tractors in a little village, and the farewell ceremony for the sprightly old lady Lilli Blau who decides on her birthday to take leave of this life. There is always something happening that ought not have. Not at a funeral! The film recounts life's little shortcomings with dry humor, tenderness and mischief.
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Directors Lars Büchel, Stefan Zimmermann
Screenplay Lars Büchel
Cinematography Andreas Zickgraf
Betina Vogelsang
Max Koczy
Cast Hannes Thanheiser, Andreas Kunze, Anne Marks-Rocks, Horst Vernunft, Rainer Bock, Sibylle Brunner
Producers Lars Büchel, Michael Fincke
Production Company Buechel-Filmproduktion/Kiel, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg
Runtime 96 min
Format 35 mm
Language
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
With backing from MSH Schleswig-Holstein, Landestreuhandstelle Niedersachsen, EU Bruessel, Kunsthochschule fuer Medien Koeln
German Distributor Silver Cine Filmverleih/Hamburg

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