Germany 09 - Hans Weingartner -Tom Tykwer - Germany
Germany 09 (Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation, 2009)
Directors: Hans Weingartner, Tom Tykwer, Fatih Akin
Just what do Germans think about themselves and their country? Eurochannel invites you to find the thrilling answer in a series of twists via the film project: Germany 09. The impressive presentation reveals a collection of integrated short films ranging from human operation to espionage, from the accounts of a successful businessman to the tale of an immigrant leading the porn industry.
Germany 09 is not merely a collection of modern German short films. As both an answer and a tribute to a 1978 film, Germany in Autum, Germany 09 is a film which portrays a very personal panorama of the social and political situation in their country today through 13 short films, across range of genres: from documentary to fiction, and stories evoking a lasting impression on all who experience them.
The film premiered in the 2009 edition of the Berlinale gaining much critical acclaim from media across the word, including the renowned Huffington Post, stating that Germany 09 is the recommended film for anyone curious for a contemporary German reflection on their country.
Discover how Germans experience their country, how they position themselves; socially and politically, what binds and divides them and where they are lead astray in Germany, with Germany 09 on Eurochannel's German Month.
In 13 short films, a group of Germany's most acclaimed film directors come together to create a very personal panorama of the social and political situation in their country today. The films were produced in the middle of the social upheaval brought about by Agenda 2010 on the path to a globalized 21st century, more than 60 years after the end of World War II, 40 years after the student uprisings of 1968, 30 years after the 1977's "German Autumn" and 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Each of the participating directors present their personal interpretation and filmic portrayal of Germany today through a different range of genres including documentary, fiction, drama and experimental.
• The project's conception was in 2007, in a café in Berlin, when director Tom Tykwer had a meeting with German Film authorities and discovered that there was not a film portraying the country's modern society.