Trailer: Ulf Groote, Christian Mevs

NIGHT IN OLYMPIA
D2009, 40 Minutes, 8mm
Director: Timo Schierhorn

In a short sequence of a documentary film about the hostage taking at the Olympic games in Munich 1972, Timo Schierhorn discovers a man on the cinema screen that is similar to a picture of his father in a family photo. Furthermore the filmmaker learns that his father, who had died young, had worked as a BGS official at the Olympics. Additionally, in talking to old friends he finds out that his father was given the name "Onkel Luten", when he was mimicking his own father.

For the film, "Night in Olympia", Schierhorn slips into the roll of this artificial figure whose staged biography investigates the mechanisms of memory and captures, that which has been forgotten, in images. Again and again over the last three years Schierhorn has encouraged his circle of acquaintances to re-enact every-day scenes of his parents, from their small town, between 1972 and 1980 -- similar to the of followers of living history re-enactments. This semi autobiographical film combines super 8 found-footage documentary sequences with staged scenes, which provide filmic links to the home movie memories. The ties between private films auctioned on eBay and the small film documentary performances, try to play two genres against one another: the home and art movie.

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Sprecher, Dr. Sontag Jo Kappl
Rüdiger Michael Schreiner
Onkel Luten Timo Schierhorn
Frau Annekatrin Schütz
in weiteren Rollen Adrian Alecu Niklas Merlin Bähr Susanne Bartsch Christian Bruhn Thomas Butteweg Jan Chanier Katrin Connan Hugo Fuhlbrügge Pascal Fuhlbrügge Wolfgang Fütterer Bianca Gabriel Martina Gehrdau Elmar Günther Blondu Grimm Dirk Hagemann Melanie Kranitz Griesella Kreiterling Jonas Kolenc Jochen Lüder Mathis Menneking Thomas Oswald Charlotte Pfeifer Helmut Postel Knarf Rellöm Michael Rockel Richard von der Schulenburg Christine Schulz Jakobus Siebels Rebecca Spilker Holger Steen Antje Steffen Jutta Yoo Ando Yoo Stefanie Zonouzi

Regie Timo Schierhorn

szenische Kamera Thomas Oswald
Kamera Adrian Alecu Ionas Amelung Beat Halberschmidt Constance Cauers Charlotte Pfeifer Timo Schierhorn Michael Schreiner Christine Schulz
Kostüm Mehrbood Mokarram
Szenenbild Azizah Hocke
Tonaufnahmen, Chorleitung Christine Schulz
Sounddesign, Tonmischung Christian Mevs, Sonnenseite Studios
3D-Animation, Titel Ulf Groote
Kinderbetreuung Constance Cauers
Keramik Nele Zander
Setfotografie Stefanie Herrmann Michael Schreiner Jonas Kolenc Adrian Alecu

Dank an:
Pia Burnette, Antje Chanier, Prof. Udo Engel, Klaas Dierks, Sonja Dürscheid, Melle Haas, Marlies Hefter, Peter Jacob, Ute Janssen, Lutz Jelinski,
Carsten Knoop, Alfred Kruse, Burk Koller, Kleidermarkt Hamburg,
Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck, Dirk Mansen, Heiko Marn, Mathis Menneking, Christopher Mondt, Herbert Müller, Nachlassverkauf Lemke,
Jochen Lüder, Pedro Sola Ferrer, Jan Peters, Pit Przygodda,
Walther Rehmer (HSV Archiv), Philipp Ricklefs, Urte Schubert (Winsener Anzeiger), Sharon Rohardt, Jürgen Schulz, Sportplatz Außenmühle,
Gerhardt Steinhagen, Yanti Tarigan (SpriAG), Sonja Umstätter, Renee Verdan, Barbara Wagner, Peter Wagner, Jörg Weidner, Gerd Weiser (Bundespolizeiakademie Lübeck), Vera Weiß, Christian Wiehle, Karsten Wiesel, Wittner Kinotechnik, Hans Jürgen Worat,

besonderer Dank an:
Prof. Robert Bramkamp,
Prof. Marie Jose Burki,
Prof. Gerd Roscher

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