Utopia Ltd.

Utopia Ltd.

Deutschland 2010/2011, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Anton Spielmann and his young friends Basti Muxfeldt and Jonas
Hinnerkort live with their parents in detached homes in an attractive village
just outside Hamburg, the town where Basti and Jonas attend school. The
trio have formed a band called "1000 Robota". A couple of months after they
start up, they are signed by a small Hamburg record label, "Tapete Records".
The band has high hopes: ‘we want to instigate creation, not memory’ the
musicians proclaim, and are determined to live up to their ideals. In a society
driven by economic concerns, the members of "1000 Robota" have taken
it upon themselves to question their own and others’ motivation. They
refuse to tow the line and do what is expected of them. In a world saturated by excessive consumerism they strive for something more worthy, and
hope to band together with others in order to create a new youth culture.



But they soon encounter problems: the recording of their album doesn’t go
quite as well as they imagined, and they don’t exactly see eye to eye with
the label about their sound and its marketability. In spite of excellent press
coverage, attendance of their first tour is only so-so and, although London’s
in crowd attend their concerts religiously, they can barely earn enough to
pay for a youth hostel. Hard knocks, aggravating circumstances, as well as
the gulf between their ordinary lives and their media image, all serve to put
their enthusiasm to the test. Have their ideals now become a thing of the
past?




Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Sandra Trostel
Screenplay:Thies Mynther (Konzept), Sandra Trostel (Konzept)
Director of photography:Lilli Thalgott, Sandra Trostel
Optical effects:Steffen Paul (Farbkorrektur)
Editing:Sandra Trostel, Nikolai Hartmann (Vorschnitt)
Sound design:Thies Mynther
Audio mixing:Michael Riedmiller
Music:1000 Robota (DE)
Production company:TINY TERROR Productions GbR (Hamburg)
Producer:Sandra Trostel, Ilonka Szokola
Original distributor:Rapid Eye Movies GmbH (Köln)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden)
Length:94 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.03.2011, 126944, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 12.05.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Utopia Ltd.
Arbeitstitel (DE) Utopia Ltd. - 1000 Robota

Versions

Original

Length:94 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.03.2011, 126944, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 12.05.2011
 

Awards

FBW 2010
Prädikat: wertvoll