IN A LAND THAT NO LONGER EXISTS
Director: Aelrun Goette
Feature film | Germany | 2022
100 min | Dolby 5.1
56th Hof International Film Festival
East Berlin, 1989. Just before her final exams 17 year-old Suzie (Marlene Burow) is expelled from school and is forced to work in a factory. When a chance photo of her ends up on the cover of SIBYLLE, the ‘Vogue’ of the East, it thrusts her into the glamourous fashion world and gives her an opportunity to flee from socialist factory life. Suzie dives into the dazzling underground subculture where the homosexual Rudi (Sabin Tambrea) and his friends invent and create their very own fantastic and passionate fashion designs.
When she falls in love with the talented and rebellious photographer Coyote (David Schütter), her life ultimately changes. On his “Indian” motorbike, they speed towards the sea and Suzie lives the freedom she had always dreamed of. But everything comes with a price. Now Suzie has to decide how far she will go to live her dream.
With MARLENE BUROW, SABIN TAMBREA, DAVID SCHÜTTER, CLAUDIA MICHELSEN, PETER SCHNEIDER, BERND HÖLSCHER, SVEN ERIC BECHTOLF, JÖRDIS TRIEBEL, MEIKEL ENGELMANN, ZOÉ HÖCHE
Screenplay AELRUN GOETTE, SATHYAN RAMESH, Cinematography BENEDICT NEUENFELS, Editing JULIA KARG, Music BORIS BOJADZHIEV, Production TANJA ZIEGLER