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ILLEGAL FILM, THE (ILLEGALE FILM, DER)

ILLEGAL FILM, THE
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My Car. Your House. Our Street. Someone's property. But who owns the photo of your house? The color of my car? The image of our street? Can one own a view? Who makes money with all your images on Facebook or Whatsapp? Who will control the image of the world once reality is completely “augmented”?

People are filming and taking pictures of themselves like never before. Since the invention of the photograph, trillions of photos have been taken. But the easier it gets to “expose” everything and everyone, the more our self-evident freedom to portray the world is restricted by rules.


Martin Baer is a Berlin-based cameraman, writer and director. His films include: LICENSED TO KILL (1991), DANCE WITH DEATH – A HISTORY OF BULL-FIGHTING (1992), HEZBULLAH IN LEBANON (1994), FREE AFRICA! (1999), HEADHUNTING (2001), VAMOS A LA PLAYA (2001), HUMEDICA IN RUANDA (2003), WHITE GHOSTS (2004), KINSHASA SYMPHONY (2010), and THE ILLEGAL FILM (2018).

Claus Wischmann is a Berlin-based filmmaker, writer, director and producer. A selection of his award-winning films includes: EINE RIESE AUF REISEN (2002), THE ART OF BELCANTO - EDITA GRUBEROVA (2008), KINSHASA SYMPHONY (2010), SURVIVAL ARTISTS (2016), GOZO – ONE ISLAND, TWO OPERAS (2016), and THE ILLEGAL FILM (2018).
Genre Experimental
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Directors Martin Baer, Claus Wischmann
Cinematography Martin Baer, Sebastian Hattop, Marcus Winterbauer, Boris Fromageot, Thomas Kutschker, Martin Koddenberg
Producer Claus Wischmann
Production Company Sounding Images
Length 84 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2018
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Board
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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