Director: Frauke Finsterwalder
Screenplay: Christian Kracht & Frauke Finsterwalder
Release date: 17 October 2013
Co-produced by: Lhasa Films/BR/ARTE
With Corinna Harfouch, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sandra Hüller, Carla Juri, Michael Maertens, Johannes Krisch etc.
"Finsterworld," says director Frauke Finsterwalder, "kind of began when we looked at the German Autobahn; millions of people in perfect, sleek German silver or black cars, legally driving at 280 km an hour, and we felt that the Autobahn was a gigantic death machine, somehow related to German history. And we wanted to make a contemporary film about that. Then other themes came up, like how absolutely everything is organic nowadays, and that there is this control over what you eat and which light bulbs you use, and also that no-one really touches or hugs anyone anymore. People have created these shells and armors around themselves, like fur suits, which play a big a part in the film. We tried to imagine what it would be like to inhabit this world, or if we perhaps already live in it." Frauke Finsterwalder's debut feature is an intensely funny, yet terrifying film.