Magical Mystery or The Return of Karl Schmidt
German Film Festival 2018

Magical Mystery, film still © Razor / Gordon Timpen

Magical Mystery or the Return of Karl Schmidt

Germany 2017 (Comedy, Road Movie)

Festivals (selection):
Lünen 2017, Munich 2017, Prague 2018
Awards (selection): Lünen 2017 (Perle – Award for Women in the Film Industry), Munich 2017 (Young German Cinema Award, Most Promising Young Actor)
Director: Arne Feldhusen
Screenplay: Sven Regener,
based on the novel by Sven Regener
Cinematography: Lutz Reitemeier
Editor: Benjamin Ikes
Music: Charlotte Goltermann (concept), Carsten Meyer, Patrick Reising, Francesco Wilking
With: Charly Hübner, Detlev Buck, Marc Hosemann, Annika Meier,
Bjarne Mädel, Bastian Reiber, Jacob Matschenz, Sarah Bauerett,
Leon Ullrich, Jan Peter Kampwirth
Producers: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Duration: 111 mins
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: M – drug use & nudity

Hamburg in the mid-1990s: following a breakdown and a stay in a psychiatric ward, Charly Schmidt lives in assisted accommodation in Hamburg. He’s kicked his alcohol and drug habit when he meets old friends from Berlin, who now earn a lot of money as music producers. Instead of his prescribed holiday in the Lüneburg Heath, Charly takes a job with them: he’ll drive their tour bus through Germany and take responsibility for running their rave tour. MAGICAL MYSTERY is an entertaining, techno-reinforced road movie in which, as so often, the journey is the goal.

Text: Goethe-Institut

Screenings

Wellington
Friday, 31 August, 7:30pm

Auckland
Thursday, 6 September, 8:30pm

Dunedin
Sunday, 16 September, 2:30pm

Christchurch
Saturday, 22 September, 2:30pm

Nelson
Saturday, 22 September, 6pm

New Plymouth
Thursday, 27 September, 6:30pm

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