Film screening Magical Mystery

Magical Mystery © DCM Gordon Timpen

February 20, 2018
at 7.30 PM

Goethe-Institut Thailand

Germany 2016/17
Comedy, 111 minutes, colour
Director: Arne Feldhusen
With Charly Hübner, Detlev Buck, Annika Meier

“Magical Mystery”is a comedy which takes place some time between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Love Parade. We should be happy about this film. Even super heroes seem boring compared to Sven Regeners characters”. (SZ)
This is a film version of the novel of the same name by Sven Regener. In Germany in the mid 1990s. Karl "Charlie" Schmidt is discharged from a psychiatric clinic. Charlie used to work as an artist and was not averse to taking drugs until he suffered a nervous breakdown during the very night the Berlin Wall fell. Now he needs to find his way again in a completely transformed Germany. In Hamburg he runs into a few old friends who have made a name for themselves as techno musicians. They want to set out on a "Magical-Mystery-Tour" across Germany but need a driver who can stay sober for the whole trip. They convince Karl to take a break from life in supported accommodation and join them on their tour. This is the start of a crazy road trip, during which the crew attempt to unite the spirit of the hippie movement with a raver- style attitude to life.(film portal)