10.05. ‐ 15.05.2022

Demnächst auf VHS

IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

Director: André Rößler
World premiere
Documentary film, Germany 2022, approx. 90 min.
Language: German

May 11 at 10:00 pm • Cinema: Mal Seh'n
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Made by a “one-man-team”, André Rößler’s documentary takes us on a video journey through time back to the 80s. Back then, cult video stores and VHS were still important and terms like “late fees” made us break out in sweat. This film is a humorous tribute to rip-off and trash films that never made it to any medium other than video. Along with iconic dubbings and the first Super 8 filmmaking attempts, Demnächst auf VHS addresses everything that made the video store era of the 70s and 80s. The footage is an exciting mix of 6K recordings and images from a 50-year-old camera. In addition to the last interview sequences of the late comedy legend Karl Dall, you can see greats like Henni Nachtsheim, Bülent Ceylan, Jasmin Schwiers, Peter Thorwarth, Uwe Boll, and many others. Zzzischt wie Abbelsaft!

Director:André Rößler
Screenplay:André Rößler
Production:André Rößler
Camera:
André Rößler
Editing:André Rößler
Cast:
Karl Dall, Henni Nachtsheim, Torsten Sträter, Elmar Wepper, Bülent Ceylan, Jasmin Schwiers, Peter Thorwarth, Uwe Boll, Hennes Bender, Jan van Weyde, Rick Kavanian

The Director about his film: 

„Video stores are dying out, analogue cinema hardly exists anymore, and digital cinema is facing a difficult time due to Corona and streaming services. For this reason, it was important to me to shoot the film to a large extent on the Super 8 film format, which is also at risk of extinction."