Muetter

A Film by Lorenz Christian Köhler

Synopsis

MOTHERS
A female arabic refugee in immigration authority: She is begging to catch up with her children. They got separated. The responsible official tells her that his hands are tied. As the situation escalates the official throws the woman out of his office. A bit later, we see him, visiting his old mother. With her, we are traveling in her past – we will see what happened with her, 40 years ago in West-Berlin…The same situation, the same dialogues, the same office… The film is dealing with the tragedy of separation between children and
mothers beyond cultural differences.

Director

  • Picture of Lorenz Christian Köhler © Jan Pauls

    Lorenz Christian Köhler

    Lorenz Christian Köhler was born in Eisenach in 1972. After finishing school he studied Acting at the The Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin. 1999 till 2001 he was engaged at the Faust-Ensemble by Peter Stein. After that he worked as an Actor in various Theater- and Filmproductions in Germany. 2004 he founded, together with his partner Nanda Ben Chaabane, the Company for theater- and filmproduction Drehbühne Berlin. The first Production of the Company “The little Prince” turned to a hit in Berlin and in Germany and was shown over 600 times. 2011 this stage piece was adapted to a film, also under the direction of Lorenz Chr. Köhler. All theater productions, in which Lorenz mainly works as Director, are combinations between Theater and Film. His last work on stage was an adaption of Junglebook at the tropical houses of the Botanical Garden in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 10th NEW YORK INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York City, NY, USA)July 1, 2019
  • 5th PARLFLIMMERN 2019 (Official Selection, Fürstenwalde, Germany)August 21, 2019
  • CORTI DI LUNGA MEMORIA 2019 - LONG MEMORY SHORT FILMS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ascoli Piceno, Italy)November 7, 2019

Crew

Director
Lorenz Christian Köhler, Nanda Ben Chaabane
Screenplay
Lorenz Christian Köhler
Producer
Lorenz Christian Köhler, Nanda Ben Chaabane
Director of Photography
Benjamin Raeder
Art Direction
Nanda Ben Chaabane
Costume Design
Antje Johnigk
Sound
Robert Sandow, Dennis Gross
Editor
Felix Rudek
Sound Design
Sebastian Müller
Music
Sebastian Müller

Cast

Arabic Mother & German Mother
Nanda Ben Chaabane
First Official
Ole Eisfeld
Second Official
Lorenz Christian Köhler

Details

Running Time
8:57 min
Shooting Format
Red
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

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Drehbühne Berlin
Lorenz Christian Köhler
Königstraße 5
14109 Berlin

+49 (0)179 2087 053
lorenz@drehbuehne-berlin.de