Hotel Auschwitz

A Film by Cornelius Schwalm

Synopsis

Theatre director Martin wants to put “The Investigation” by Peter Weiss on stage, a piece about the Holocaust. In order to live up to the big topic he goes on a trip to Auschwitz with some members of the ensemble. Besides he wants to take the opportunity to get closer to his favourite actress. Sabine, however has different plans. When Goska, a Polish Jew joins the group, the situation gets out of hand… All characters are driven by their desire of belonging, power and success.
A pitch-black tragicomedy, far off political correctness, asking what have we in the here and now still got to do with Auschwitz.
“Itself being so painful, touching, warm, absurd, tragic, unbearably cheerful, radical and courageous, this film is recommended warmly. A masterpiece.”
(Chris Kraus, director of “The Bloom of Yesterday”)

Director

  • Picture of Cornelius Schwalm © Cornelius Schwalm

    Cornelius Schwalm

    Cornelius Schwalm was born in 1967 in Frankfurt/Main. He studied acting at the University of Music and Theatre, Hamburg, and was engaged, amongst others, at Schauspielhaus Bochum, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Staatstheater Stuttgart. At the same time, he began to direct plays and won with "Mongoflipper – a farce", a self-developed piece, the first prize of the jury at the Heidelberg Theater Days (2016). As a film actor he played in more than 50 films with directors like Tom Tykwer, Christoph Hochhäusler, Chris Kraus, Jessica Hausner and many others. A long-term collaboration connects him with Rudolf Thome, with whom he made 5 films.
    "Hotel Auschwitz" is his first movie as a director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 14, 2018
  • 4th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia, Brazil)November 1, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 2nd SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 8, 2018
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 5th PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE (Official Selection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australien)June 2, 2019
  • 10th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Semi-Finalist, Vienna, Austria)August 27, 2019
  • 15th JEWISH MOTIFS International Film Festival (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)September 11, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Cornelius Schwalm
Screenplay
Cornelius Schwalm
Producer
Katharina Bellena, Cornelius Schwalm
Director of Photography
Birgit Möller, Florian Lampersberger
Art Direction
Norbert Bellen
Costume Design
Ensemble
Sound
Matthias Steiert, Joscha Eickel
Editor
Kai Wido Meyer
Sound Design
Niklas Kammertöns
Music
David Scheler, Matthias Petsche

Details

Running Time
78:15 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

CollaboratorsFilms
Katharina Bellena
www.collaboratorsfilms.com
mail@collaboratorsfilm.com

DIRECTOR

Cornelius Schwalm
corneliusschwalm@web.de

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