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Kalle kOSMONAUT

Long-term-Documentary, AnimaDoc

Boyhood in Berlin.
Kalle Kosmonaut accompanies Kalle, his family and their East Berlin neighborhood along the Avenue of the Cosmonauts over a shooting period

of 10 years.

16-year-old Kalle wanders through a wasteland in Berlin. He regrets a momentous act that will change his life significantly. „I really don’t know how it all started…“ We begin with Kalle at 10 years old. Alone at night in his ‘hood. His first love. His Jugendweihe (civic initiation ceremony). Dangerous dares on the city’s district heating pipes. Friendships and weddings. Trial, conviction, jail. The world outside keeps on turning. Grandpa misses the GDR. Grandma defeats her addiction. Mother lets off fireworks on Kalle’s 18th birthday. The policewoman watches over their neighborhood. After his return from prison Kalle begins a breathless journey back to himself.

Kalle Kosmonaut is a documentary long-term observation as well as an animated journey through Kalle’s mind. Coming-of-age story and hybrid of direct cinema, graphic novel and in-depth conversations. A radically honest and poetic reflection on love, family, fate and guilt – carried by the hope for a better life.

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A KMOTO film

 

in coproduction with

ZDF – DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL

 

with funding by

DIE BEAUFTRAGTE DER BUNDESREGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN

 

screenplay directed produced & edited by

TINE KUGLER & GÜNTHER KURTH

 

animation

ALIREZA DARVISH

 

music

PHILIP BRADATSCH

 

director of photography

GÜNTHER KURTH

 

sound

PATRICK VEIGEL NIKOLAS MÜHE TINE KUGLER

 

editorial department / ZDF

JÖRG SCHNEIDER LUCAS SCHMIDT

 

distribution

MINDJAZZ PICTURES

 

© 2022 ZDF / KMOTO Medienproduktion