4 GESCHICHTEN ÜBER 5 TOTE
Director: Lars Büchel
Feature film | D | 1997
96 min | Dolby SR
31st Hof International Film Festival
The dead are sitting in heaven watching life one earth and their own funerals through large telescopes. Little Carla’s cremation and her burial in a butterfly coffin out in the open countryside is one of the wonderful small ceremonies recounted here, just like a stormy burial at sea from an ancient tug boat, the funeral procession of tractors in a small village, and the farewell ceremony of an old lady who decides to part with her life on her birthday. And always something happens that shouldn’t – not at a funeral! The film recounts life’s little mishaps with dry humour, tenderness and mischief.