Osdorf

Osdorf

Deutschland 2006/2007, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

With its high crime rate and large foreign population, the high-rise estate
Osdorfer Born in west Hamburg is regarded as something of a social hot
spot. Anyone who lives here has no more to hang on to other than their
sense of identity as a member of a ghetto. This identity provides a common
bond for a large number of the estate′s youths. Life for young men living in
Germany′s urban ghettos is characterised by a feeling of being ostracised
and a sense of barely having a future. Consequently, they compensate this feeling with a mixture of local patriotism, macho behaviour and crime. "Osdorf" is a documentary portrait of a group of young immigrants living in
one of Germany′s metropolitan ghettos.

Maja Classen: "The media′s influence on these young men is omnipresent. The boys reproduce US rap, imitating the style and the posing, but also the sexist attitudes and the glorification of violence. They collect photos, clips filmed on mobile phones and newspaper cuttings, proudly displaying them as trophies of their ghetto gangster identity. Nevertheless, we succeeded in breaking down the barrier between film crew and protagonists and managed to gain their trust. It wasn′t all bravado. When the boys realised that we were genuinely interested in them, there were moments where they allowed us to see their weaker, softer side, and to learn of their doubts. They admitted how much they longed for another kind of life. As Alican puts it: ′I got involved in all kinds of shit to make a name for myself. That was all I wanted and that′s more or less what I′ve achieved. Plenty of people respect me for that.′"

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Maja Classen
Screenplay:Maja Classen (Konzept)
Director of photography:Johannes Neumann, Christoph Lemmen
Assistant camera:Jonny Müller-Goldenstedt, Jonas Halfmeyer
Editing:Thomas Krause
Sound:Dominic Julius
Audio mixing:Daniel Griese
Music:Nicolas Höppner, CC Attack, Adrenalin, Danny
Participation:Siar, Alican
Production company:Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen »Konrad Wolf« (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Line producer:Martina Liebnitz, Holger Lochau
Unit production manager:Max Springer
Length:80 min
Format:DigiBeta, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Surround
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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Originaltitel (DE) Osdorf

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Length:80 min
Format:DigiBeta, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Surround
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
 

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