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Me and Kaminski

Image from the film Me and Kaminski
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Goethe-Institut New York

"You are famous. You wanted to be. Being famous means having someone like me." - Sebastian Zöllner

Germany just before the turn of the millenium. Sebastian Zöllner (Daniel Brühl), art journalist and master of overconfidence, plans his big coup: a tell-all book about the legendary but nearly forgotten painter Manel Kaminski (Jesper Christensen), student of Matisse and friend of Picasso, who long ago gained renown as the "Blind Painter." The unscrupulous and ambitious careerist makes his way to the remote chalet high up in the Alps where the aging artist lives withdrawn and shielded by his close friends. Zöllner forces himself into Kaminski’s house, life, and past and whisks him away on a dangerous and absurd journey to find Kaminski’s childhood love, who is believed to be dead. On the way, the journalist hopes to use his cunning and cockiness to draw out the artist’s secrets. But he will soon find out that the old man, blind or not, is far more than he bargained for.


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Language: German with English subtitles
Price: Free of charge
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