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Liberation Day (Tag der Befreiung, Der)

Liberation Day
Scene from "Liberation Day" (photo © Denis Bachinger)

Liberation Day is about three residents of a retirement home. Former orchestra conductor Kirchhoff illegally keeps a little dog, which is why he is being emotionally terrorized by his neighbor Mr. Foerster. Nobody seems to notice, until one day, Mr. Bender intervenes...


Martin Blankemeyer was born in 1971 in Landau/Pfalz. He studied Media Management at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden and Directing at the Ecole Supérieure d'Audio Visuel of the University of Toulouse. He then completed the Masterclass of the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg and the La Fémis and participated in the Berlinale's Talent Campus 2004. Liberation Day (Der Tag der Befreiung, 2004) is his first film as a director.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Director Martin Blankemeyer
Screenplay Martin Oestreicher
Cinematography Luy Briechle
Inge Kuhnert
Oliver Gunia
Gert B. Venzky
Cast Dieter Schaad, Horst Richter, Joseph Saxinger, Michaela Schaffrath
Producer Martin Blankemeyer
Production Company Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich, in co-production with FGV Schmidle/Munich
Length 15 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Lille 2004, Toulouse 2004, San Sebastian 2004, VGIK Festival Moscow 2004, Lichtspiele Adelaide 2004, Tiburon 2005, Kiev 2005, Enschede 2005, Court 18 Paris 2005, Monselice 2005, London 2005, Ismailia 2005, Manaki Brothers Bitola 2005, Kerry 2005, Santiago de Chile 2005, Foyle 2005, Ourense 2005, Evora 2005, Barcelona 2005, Tehran 2006
With backing from Hessische Filmfoerderung, Hessisches Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft und Kunst, Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft,Weiterbildung, Forschung und Kultur Rheinland-Pfalz
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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