Rules of the Road - Reise ohne Hoffnung

Rules of the Road - Reise ohne Hoffnung

Deutschland 1994, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Rules of the Road

"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose" (Kris Kristofferson).

Travelers have wandered the Irish countryside for centuries. They were tinsmiths, harvesters and migrant laborers, fortune- and story-tellers, horse-traders and peddlers, knife grinders and scrap dealers, always performing a welcome chore for the settled society. As the centuries went by the so called tinkers adjusted their lifestyle to the changing conditions. Today, however, their traditional life on the road is coming to an end. "Rules of the Road" is a contemporary road movie forgoing the familiar cliché of romantic escape. Instead it focuses on Irish travelers who not only herald a sweeping economic migration, but also are the living exponents of an odyssey. An odyssey reflecting the state of mind in an industrial society. The Irish travelers have no place to go. And they never had a place where they could stay.

Source: Oliver Herbrich

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Director:Oliver Herbrich
Screenplay:Oliver Herbrich (Konzept)
Director of photography:Jan Betke
Editing:Uwe Klimmeck
Dubbing editor:Claudia Schumann
Sound:Oliver Herbrich
Audio mixing:Anton Vetter
Voice:Dominik Graf, Melania Werber
Production company:Oliver Herbrich Filmproduktion (München), GFF Geissendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Oliver Herbrich, Hans W. Geißendörfer
Producer (TV):Urs Aebersold (BR), Knut Fischer (WDR), Klaus Wenger (ARTE)
Unit production manager:Paul Moody
Location manager:Mikel Collins
Production assistant:Monika Bobzien
Location manager (other):Rainer Herzog (Tour-Manager)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.1993, Hof, Internationale Filmtage [Engl. OF m. UT];
Kinostart (DE): 16.01.1994, München, Arri

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Rules of the Road - Reise ohne Hoffnung
Weiterer Titel Straße ins Nichts

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Original

Length:80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.1993, Hof, Internationale Filmtage [Engl. OF m. UT];
Kinostart (DE): 16.01.1994, München, Arri
 

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