GERMAN CURRENTS 2022 OPENING NIGHT
Presented on Friday, October 13th @ 10:00 PM at the American Cinematheque's Los Feliz 3 Theatre.
Admission is free with RSVP below.
Capacity is limited.
RSVP holders will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
RSVP TO ATTEND - RHINEGOLD
Germany, Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico (2022) 140 min. DCP Projection. German, Arabic, Kurdish, French, Dutch, Turkish with English Subtitles
Writer-Director: Fatih Akin, Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann,
Cast: IEmilio Sakraya, Mona Pirzad, Kardo Razzazi, Ilyes Raoul, Sogol Faghani, Hüseyin Top, Arman Kashani, Ensar "Eno" Albayrak, Denis Moschitto, Adam Bousdoukos, Uğur Yücel, Producers: Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Herman Weigel, Production Company: Bombero International GmbH & CO KG.
From the depths of an Iraqi prison to the top of the German charts, the rise of German gangster rapper and producer Giwar Hajabi, a.k.a. Xatar, is the stuff of legend. Born in 1981, during the Iranian Revolution, he fled as a child with his Kurdish parents via Iraq to Germany in the mid-1980s. In Bonn, he grows up in a housing project, where he must start from the bottom. As a teen, dreaming of fame and fortune in the music industry, Xatar slips into petty crime but quickly proves himself a major dealer. When a cocaine shipment goes missing, leaving him in debt to a drug cartel, a desperate Xatar plans a large-scale gold heist. As everything goes wrong and Xatar lands in prison, another door opens, thanks to his passion for music.
Multi-award-winning veteran filmmaker Fatih Akin’s adaptation of Xatar’s autobiographical novel Alles oder Nix (All or Nothing) is gritty, raw, and executed with all the style, swagger, humor, and intelligence found in its subject. Emilio Sakraya’s powerful performance as the adult Xatar helps to make the film Akin’s biggest box office hit yet.
FESTIVALS, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
German Film Awards 2023:
(Nominated) Best Feature
Bavarian Film Awards 2023:
FBW 2022: Prädikat:
was born in Hamburg, Germany, where he continues to live and work. Prior to studying at the Hamburg College of the Arts, he completed SENSIN – DU BIST ES (1995), his first short as writer-director. With his award-winning films including HEAD ON (2004), THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007), SOUL KITCHEN (2009), THE CUT (2014), IN THE FADE (2017), and THE GOLDEN GLOVE (2019), Akin has risen to become one of the most influential German directors. RHEINGOLD premiered at the Filmfest Hamburg.
The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, ELMA, Villa Aurora, and the German Film Office