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Germany 09 (Deutschland 09)

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, 40 years after the student uprisings of 1968, 30 years after the “German Autumn” in 1977, 20 years after the fall of the inner German border in 1989, and right in the middle of the social upheaval brought about by the “Agenda 2010” on the path to the globalized world of the 21st century, a group of German film directors come together to create a film panorama depicting the social and political situation in present-day Germany, based on each of their personal perspectives.

Free to choose the format and content, each of the participating directors presents his or her personal interpretation and filmic portrayal of how they perceive Germany today. The sequences, abstract or concrete, range from short film to documentary, from essayistic to experimental.

Director and co-initiator Tom Tykwer says about the project: “The film Germany 09 combines around a dozen individual film sequences that depict how we experience our country today and how we position ourselves, what binds us, and where we are lead astray in this nation."
Genre Society
Category Feature, Docu-Fiction
Year of Production 2009
Directors Tom Tykwer, Nicolette Krebitz, Isabelle Stever, Hans Weingartner, Dani Levy, Sylke Enders, Hans Steinbichler, Angela Schanelec, Wolfgang Becker, Christoph Hochhäusler, Romuald Karmakar, Dominik Graf, Fatih Akin
Producers Dirk Wilutzky, Verena Rahmig
Production Company Herbstfilm Produktion/Berlin, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 151 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Out of Competition), Sao Paulo 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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