Deutschland / Australien 2013-2015, Spielfilm


André Breton lives in the Glasshouse, an old factory in which provocative artists have had their studios for the last 15 years. But, located in the middle of Berlin, the Glasshouse is endangered and under threat of gentrification. The old solidarity of the artists' commune begins to unravel. André has lost his confidence and is grieving over the death of his closest friend, the novelist Jacques Vache. During one of his wanderings through the city he picks up Bosnian waif and stray, Lexia, who appears to him first as a fallen angel and perhaps also as a saviour. At the same time Tristan Tzara, who has been missing in action for years, turns up at the Glasshouse to give the unravelling group a new goal: a spectacular attack on a fashion show by Malcolm McLaren during Berlin Art Week. An altercation breaks out about the definition of the group, escalates during further arguments about erotic territorial rights, art and commerce, underground and hype. Ultimately the poison of betrayal threatens to destroy this small universe.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)


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All Credits

Director:Brodie Higgs
Assistant director:Chris Tromboukis
Script supervisor:Silke Engelhardt
Screenplay:Brodie Higgs, Anya Watroba
Director of photography:Michał Englert
Assistant camera:Christian Graf
Steadycam operator:Markus Kuballa
Lighting design:Mathias Stiehler
Gaffer:Florian Wolf, Clemens Kirchner, Vitali Kunath
Key grip:Markus Kuballa
Production design:Sebastian Soukup
Set dresser:Sandra Wortmann
Set design:Tom Hecker
Stand-by props:Oliver Kuhlmann
Make-up artist:Annett Schulze, Anna von Gwinner
Costume design:Juliane Maier
Costumes:Theresa Anna Luther
Editing:Suresh Ayyar
Sound design:Robert Mackenzie
Sound:Frank Tenge
Sound assistant:Christopher Tartler
Stunt co-ordinator:Martin Goeres
Casting:Tanja Schuh
Music:Daniel Wohl
Swann ArlaudAndrè
Natasha PetrovicLexia
Sebastian PawlakTristan
Stipe ErcegMalcom McLaren
Peter BarronRichard
Alexander CogginClem
Mateusz KościukiewiczLouis
Jérémie LippmannRay
Sebastian UrzendowskyDesnos
Annika KuhlPhilipe
Hildegard SchroedterPolizistin
Carsten StrauchPolizist
Lise Risom OlsenAssistentin
Robert A. McPhersonRene
Production company:Elixir Films GmbH (Berlin), Elixir Films pty Ltd. (Sydney)
in co-production with:zischlermann filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin/Dresden)
Producer:Brodie Higgs, Paul Zischler, Susanne Mann, Rezso Bodonyi, Stuart Scowcroft
Executive producer:Stephen Higgs
Unit production manager:Thomas Rohde
Location manager:Ingo Schlösser, Bernd Reinink, Robin Nickel (Motiv), Tim Wustrack (Set)
Production coordinator:Ann-Kathrin Weddige
Shoot:02.12.2013-29.01.2014: Berlin
Length:111 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino


Originaltitel (DE) Elixir



Length:111 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino