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Playland USA

a film by Benjamin Schindler

Playland USA

Germany | 2019 | 88:00 min

Formal Categories

Society Social Issue

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
A poetic time travel fantasy through the imagined history of the United States as a modern fairyland, along the traces of our desire for illusion and escapism – fatally bound between fact and fiction, anticipating the current reality shifts in the US.
PLAYLAND USA questions the possibilities and limits of the representation of history and is a self-reflection regarding film as a medium. The film asks essential questions: What is seeing? How do we see the world? And: What is invisible, for us, for others?
The film draws a line in cinematic images from Noah’s Ark to the colonization of Mars, including dinosaurs, Indians, and superheroes, of course. It becomes increasingly clear that Benjamin Schindler has made many „American Dreams“ into an „American Nightmare“, inscribing quotes of pop culture and Hollywood into a biblical history. When the film recounts the shooting at the Batman premiere in Aurora, reality and fiction have finally merged.
Festivals/Awards
2019
40 Film Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis - World Premiere
Cast and Crew
  • Director Benjamin Schindler
  • Producer Levin Hübner, Fabian Wallenfels, Benjamin Schindler
  • Director of Photography Benjamin Schindler
  • Sound Design Lukas Truniger
  • Score Jan F. Kurth, Lukas Truniger
Original Languages

English

Co-Production Company
zeitgebilde Filmproduktion UG
Germany
zeitgebilde.de
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