Lage der Nation

A Film by Keno Bültena

Synopsis

STATE OF THE UNION.
It’s the year 2033. Europe has collapsed, and in Germany once again a terror regime rose to power. The surveillance state is controlled by far-right nationalists, refugees are deported to concentration camps, minorities are suppressed. A group of four resistance fighter plans a bombing attack on the border wall between France and Germany. One of them is a traitor. The head of the group is able to get hold of government plans. He trusts a journalist with these secret documents. While attempting to place the bombs for the attack, three of the four resistance ghters are murdered. Only the traitor survives. When the journalist learns about the failed attack, he decides to publish the secret documents.

Director

  • Picture of Keno Bültena © Weard Bültena

    Keno Bültena

    Keno Bültena was born in Aurich, East Friesland (Germany), in 1991. He grew up as a big fan of the Star Wars Universe and shot his first lightsaber fights when he was 14 years old. After graduating from school, Keno moved to Baden-Baden in southern Germany. He started an apprenticeship at the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) as an audio-visual media designer which he completed in 2014.
    His time-consuming work was rewarded with the first film awards, given by the SWR. Keno tackles issues like politics and social criticism in every one of his films. For years, he trained the kids at his local table tennis club and was involved with charity organisation for refugees. Since autumn 2018, he supports his political party, the Social Democrats (SPD). To this day, Keno works as an editor at the SWR.

Awards + Festivals

  • 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 25th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)December 4, 2019
  • BEST INDEPENDENTS-FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 21, 2019
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 16, 2020

Crew

Director
Keno Bültena
Screenplay
Keno Bültena
Producer
Keno Bültena
Director of Photography
Mona Ostertag, Kai Jungrichter
Art Direction
Keno Bültena
Costume Design
Keno Bültena
Sound
Tobias Neumann, Alexander Mewes
Editor
Keno Bültena
Sound Design
Maik Styrnol
Composer
Maik Styrnol

Cast

Thomas
Sebastian Mirow
Hendrik
Jannik Büddig
Isabell
Marthe Lola Deutschmann
Julius
Valentin Mirow

Details

Running Time
21:52 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1 (DCP, BluRay), Stereo (DNxHD, mp4)

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Keno Bültena
keno.bueltena@gmail.com
www.kenoskinokritik.de
www.facebook.com/KenoBueltena
www.twitter.com/KenoBueltena