DEJA-VU FILM | HOTEL AUSCHWITZ | RELEASE: 17.1.2019
DE 2018 | 75 MIN | DIGITAL
Director and Screenwriter Cornelius Schwalm
Martin, a theater director obsessed with his career, is putting on a production of Peter Weiss’s The Investigation. He takes his cast and assistant on a research trip to Auschwitz. But in addition to the big issue of the Holocaust, they all pursue their own private agendas. When the Polish Jew Goska, a B-movie star, gets into the mix, the situation escalates.
A very black comedy.
Hotel Auschwitz picks apart a theater troupe, which fails a test of character when faced with what had once been the largest extermination camp in the world. It is a biting comedy aboutcareerism, desire, dependency, and the role of the political – or the lack thereof – in private life. With dark humor and stifling intimacy, the film tells a mercilessly revealing story about the mechanisms of power in the culture industry and the impossibility of dealing appropriately with the German role in the Holocaust. The idea, concept, and screenplay are all by Cornelius Schwalm, who also acts in the film. Assistance in writing the screenplay was provided by Christiane Lilge. The fictional story was enriched by the actual experiences of the cast, who also developed large sections of the dialogue. People and events in Auschwitz were also integrated in documentary fashion into the work. The film was produced without institutional support by Katharina Bellena (CollaboratorsFilms) and Cornelius Schwalm (MariaKron). Every aspect of it was supported by an idealistic, enthusiastic team.
CAST UND CREW
Franziska Petri, Cornelius Schwalm, Patrick von Blume, Katharina Bellena, Oli Bigalke, Jörg Kleemann, Verena Unbehaun, Harald Siebler, Christian Ahlers, Toni Jessen, Matthias Rheinheimer, Georg Scharegg, Tomek Nowicki, Christoph Schüchner u.v.a.
Screenwriter and Director – Cornelius Schwalm
Co-writer – Christiane Lilge
Story Development – Ensemble
Cinematography – Birgit Möller, Florian Lampersberger
Editing – Kai Wido Meyer
Rough Cut – Antonia Fenn
Film Music – Matthias Petsche
Sound – Matthias Steiert, Josha Eickel
Mixing – Niklas Kammertöns
Art Direction – Norbert Bellen
Costumes – Ensemble and Tineola Design
Film Poster and Graphic Design – Mirja Engelhardt
Film Trailer – Yuliya Bold, Kai Wido Meyer
Producers – Katharina Bellena and Cornelius Schwalm
A Prodoction of CollaboratorsFilms und MariaKron
Facebooksite to the movie: here
Die Verwendung der hier zur Verfügung gestellten Bild, Text und Videomaterialien bedarf im Rahmen der Berichterstattung keiner weiteren Genehmigung. Der Rechtsinhaber (déjà-vu film, falls nicht gesondert angemerkt) ist zu benennen.