Malaka

A Film by Jan Krämer

Synopsis

I remember the moment quite well when Isi called me the first time. I was 14 years old and just signed up for the Hockey-club. He has taken me into his heart straight away and showed me his lovely, exciting world, which seemed to offer so much. I looked up to him. He had a lot of friends, got love from everybody and seemed to have a remarkably lightness in his life. 17 years later Isi jumped off a 109 meter high bridge and commited suicide. He couldn´t stand it anymore. Now, 2019, the work about the documentation “Malaka” found it´s end. My film processing is done. The documentation shows our friendship between Isi, Max and me. We were like brothers. Now there are only Max and me and we have to learn how to handle it. How to live without Malaka.

Director

  • Picture of Jan Krämer © Caspar Wündrich

    Jan Krämer

    Jan Krämer is a cameraman and film producer from Cologne. He grew up in Oberhausen and completed his Bachelor of Arts in communication design in Düsseldorf. He learned from the documantary filmmaker Britta Wandaogo. With his graduation film "Malaka" he finishes his studies with film at the University in Dortmund. The foundation of the topic grew with his civilian service in locked psychiatric ward. Human being as a quite complex construct, both inside and outside, is the main focus of his film journey. For his first documentation he spent three months in a locked psychiatric ward. In his current film he deals with the suicide of his best friend.

Crew

Director
Jan Krämer
Screenplay
Jan Krämer
Producer
Ruhrkomplex, FH Dortmund
Director of Photography
Jan Krämer
Art Direction
Tobias Handorf
Sound
Jan Krämer
Editor
Nele Jeromin
Sound Design
Jascha Viehl
Music
diverse

Cast

Jan
Max
Isi
Marion
Miriam

Details

Running Time
67 min
Shooting Format
SD, HD, UHD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

FH Dortmund
Sonnenstraße 96
44139 Dortmund, Germany

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Jan Krämer
Utrechter Straße 5
50674 Köln, Germany

jan.s.kraemer@gmail.com
ruhrkomplex.com