a film by Konrad Kästner


Germany | 2013

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Documentary Short film
The city of Ordos, in the middle of China, was build for a milion people yet remains completely empty. Ordos is not so much a place but a symbol of babylonic hype. But nothing will change - as long as people believe.
"Kangbashi was built to house 2 million people and is still almost entirely vacant – a monument of the dizzying discrepancy between sense and value which the global financial crisis has provided with additional momentum, rather than leading it to collapse. From incredulous establishers and travelling shots of the gloomy ghost town, a haunting cello soundtrack by Hilda Gudnadottir and a narrative text by Michael Ende, Konrad Kästner composes a veritable eye (and ear) opener." (KASSELER DOKFEST)
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended‘; Karlovy Vary, Braunschweig, Kassel, Amiens, interfilm Berlin,
Cast and Crew
  • Director Konrad Kästner
  • Producer Fabian Gasmia
  • Screenwriter Konrad Kästner
  • Director of Photography Eva Katharina Bühler
  • Editor Konrad Kästner
  • Sound Ginetta Fassio
  • Score Hildur Guðnadóttir
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