Film Screening 25 km/h

Bjarne Mädel, Lars Eidinger Photo (detail): © Sony Pictures, Foto: Gordon Timpen, SMPSP

Sun, 10/20/2019

SIFF Film Center

305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Germany. 2018, feature film, German with English subtitles, 116 min. | Director: Markus Goller | Cast: Bjarne Mädel, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller, Franka Potente, Jördis Triebel, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jella Haase, Wotan Wilke Möhring | Screenplay: Oliver Ziegenbalg | Camera: Frank Griebe | Editing: Markus Goller, Matti Falkenberg | Music: Andrej Melita, Peter Horn | Production: Sunnysideup Film GmbH

After 30 years, the brothers Georg and Christian meet again at their father’s funeral. They have little to say to each other. Georg cared for their seriously ill father; Christian carved out a career and is back home for the first time in decades. After a night of drinking, they decide impulsively to make a teenage dream reality: a cross-country trip through Germany on their old mopeds limited to 25 kilometers per hour, but nevertheless fueled by sex, drugs, and ping-pong. 

In 2018, Markus Goller turned Oliver Ziegenbalg’s script into this film. The film is their first collaboration since their box-office hit Friendship (2010). 25 km/h reached more than one million viewers and was nominated at the German Film Awards for Best Feature Film.
This event is part of the Film Festival “…and the winners are…” - a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and the German Film Academy. In Seattle, the series takes place in the frame of the Year of German-American Friendship and is co-organized by the Goethe Pop Up Seattle with local partners NWFF and SIFF.