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Disenchantments (Entzauberungen)

Scene from "Disenchantments" (photo © J. Bejnarowicz/HFF Potsdam 2010)

An apple falls down from a tree. Hence, Newton learns the principles of gravitation. Scientific thinking depends on rational modelling: on an understandable relationship between cause and effect.

Four stories dealing with the dialectics of enlightenment, with the randomness of love, birth and death.

Aleks participates in an experiment facing civil war in former Yugoslavia. Sarah tries to escape loneliness by investigating a murder. Bastian has to deal with his father’s decision to die. Anna dances with a foreign man.

How destructive is the unlimited search for insight? Should one lie in order to protect a loved one, who’ll be destroyed by truth?
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Andreas Pieper
Screenplay Andreas Pieper
Cinematography Jakub Bejnarowicz
Christian Griebel
Matthias Petsche, Florian Marquardt, Hannes Schulze
Ulrich Leitner
Cast Anna Brüggemann, Lavinia Wilson, Barnaby Metschurat, Aleksandar Tesla, Matthias Walter, Falk Rockstroh, André Szymanski, Dorka Gryllus, Hannes Wegener, Mike Adler, Felix von Manteuffel
Producer Jessica Boehnisch
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in co-production with The Playmaker Munich
Runtime 100 min
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Munich 2010

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