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    AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

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    AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

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  • AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

    AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

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AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

a film by Ulli Lommel

AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

Germany, USA 2018 | 70:00 min

Original Title:
AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

Synopsis
AMERIKA Land of the FreeKS illustrates a satire about the current Zeitgeist.
Filmed in the U.S., Germany and Brazil director Ulli Lommel as a conférencier is taking the audience on a journey, which not only expresses humorously the current vibe in America, but rather how this affects also the rest of the world. The movie shows a variety of current conflicts filmed in entertaining episodes, i.e. social conventions in terms of transgender, the permanent craziness of self-portrayal in social networks, the banking system, fake news as well as the insanity of building walls again everywhere and much more. Enjoyable portrayed true to a quote from the movie: “What you get to see will surpass your wildest imagination!”
Festivals/Awards
68th Berlinale SPECIAL
Review
Ulli Lommel was an obsessive and productive filmmaker of the Fassbinder era. He died in December 2017 leaving behind his 64th film, an angry but not entirely gloomy satire about the state of his adopted country, the USA. In his film, Lommel travels across the States to document Trump’s new America, with a small band of unconventional characters in tow. As someone who experienced the changes at first hand, the country’s gross individualism nonetheless leaves him incredulous – and yet also amused. He feels as if he too is a part of the irrepressible ‘craziness’ that has somehow always endeared the country to him. The so-called ‘white trash’ with whom Trump has sided have yielded to a combination of deep-seated resentment and heightened expectations ad infinitum. Thanks to an instilled sense of opportunism, men who behave like Harvey Weinstein often get away unscathed and capitalism turns serial killers into celebrities, but a miracle healer from Malibu cannot bring any salvation. As Lommel concludes laconically: ‘Why have we in the West sacrificed so much, only to gain so little?’
Source:
www.berlinale.de/en/programm/b...
Cast and Crew
  • Director Ulli Lommel
  • Producer Marina del Rey, Ulli Lommel, Frank Dragun, Bernhard Storz
  • Director of Photography Bianco Pacelli
  • Actor Chris Kriesa, Tatjana Lommel, Lilith Stangenberg, Mikael Schallock, Peter Kondra, Inka Schmietendorf, Max Brauer
  • Protagonist Tanner King Barklow, Gil Kofman, Nola Roeper
  • Editor Daron Niemerov
  • Sound Max Nikoff, Peter Kondratowski
  • Score Robert J. Walsh
Original Languages

English

Production Company
MEDEA FILM – Irene Hoefer
Erkelenzdamm 59-61, 10999 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25295330

Fax: +49 30 25295332

info@medeafilm.de
http://www.medeafilm.com
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