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Three young Georgians have to clean a castle in Berlin, where a German armament manufacturer’s collection of contemporary art is being set up for an exhibition. Of course, the proletariat isn’t welcome at the opening party and the three protagonists are banished to a small servants’ room in the attic. Downstairs, however, a splendid buffet attracts them – so why not just ignore the unfair prohibition and cross the demarcation line of class society? Didn’t the French Revolution start for a piece of cake, anyway? Telling each other unlikely stories ranging from an adventure of Saint Francis to a spiritualistic séance in the Soviet Union, the three protagonists try to find an answer to this question: Can class relations be overcome, when all bequeathed stories say they can’t? Besides that, they have to struggle with obstinate clouds, neo-liberal working conditions, apocalyptic petty bourgeois and the agents of a confusing late capitalist conspiracy, which they’ll all defeat with a laziness one must call messianic. A proletarian winter’s tale, so to speak.
Genre Art, Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Julian Radlmaier
Cast Natia Bakhtadze, Sandro Koberidze, Ilia Korkashvili, Lars Rudolph, Katja Weilandt, Christoph Förster
Producer Kirill Krasovski
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Runtime 63 min
 German, Georgian
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Rotterdam 2014 (The State of Europe), Viennale 2014, Sevilla 2014, Curitiba 2015, New Horizons International Film Festival 2022
Awards Artistic Contribution Award Curitiba 2015

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