• DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

    DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

    The first car race in the world 1908

    license film
  • DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

    DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

    The first car race in the world 1908

    license film

DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

The first car race in the world 1908

a film by Wolfgang Ettlich

DO ENGINES HAVE A SOUL

Germany | 2009 | 85:00 min

Original Title:
HAT DER MOTOR EINE SEELE? 1908 - Im Auto um die Welt

Formal Categories

Adventure History Travel Adventure

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
In 1908 the first car race around the world took place. All across the USA, Asia, Siberia and Europe. Hans Koeppen from Berlin was one of the six rivals that ventured the 20.000km long route.
The film takes us on an adventurous trip that turns into a journey through time. Always close to the German driver we experience the fascinating race. Following the original route the film brings to life his victories and failures. At the same time Koeppen's diary gives insight into the life and mentality in different cultures a hundred years ago. The dream of mobility developed very differently - on one side the United States, coined by mobility, on the other the poor and rural areas in Asia and Russia. The film focusses on the last century and tells the story of how technology, communication and ultimately even society have been changed by the automobile.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Wolfgang Ettlich (MGS Filmproduktion)
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Mediengruppe Schwabing
Georgenstr. 121, 80797 M√ľnchen

Phone: +49 89 1236465

Phone: +49 89 1236499

info@wolfgang-ettlich.de
http://www.ettlich-film.de
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