Otto; or Up with Dead People

Otto; or Up with Dead People

Deutschland / Kanada 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A young zombie named Otto appears on a remote highway. He has no idea where he came from or where he is going. After hitching a ride to Berlin and nesting in an abandoned amusement park, he begins to explore the city. Soon he is discovered by underground filmmaker Medea Yarn, who begins to make a documentary about him with the support of her girlfriend, Hella Bent, and her brother Adolf, who operates the camera. Meanwhile, Medea is trying to finish "Up with Dead People," the epic political- porno-zombie movie that she has been working on for years. She convinces its star, Fritz Fritze, to allow the vulnerable Otto to stay in his guest bedroom. When Otto discovers that there is a wallet in his back pocket that contains information about his past, before he was dead, he begins to remember a few details, including memories of his ex-boyfriend, Rudolf. He arranges to meet him at the schoolyard where they met, with devastating results.

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Bruce LaBruce
Assistant director:Sébastien M. Barat, Hendrik Schäfer
Screenplay:Bruce LaBruce
Director of photography:James Carman
Set design:Stefan Dickfeld (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Pascal Herr, Pascale Jean-Louis, Tan Binh Nguyen
Costume design:Rick Owens
Editing:Jörn Hartmann
Sound design:Jörn Hartmann
Sound:Diego Reinwald
Audio mixing:Lou Solakofski
Casting:Kathryn Brink
Music:Mikael Karlsson
  
Cast: 
Jey CrisfarOtto
Katharina KlewinghausMedea Yarn
Susanne SachßeHella Bent
Christoph CheminMaximilian
Guido SommerAdolf
Gio Black PeterRudolf
Jürgen SeipelTaxifahrer
Stefan KuschnerOttos Vater
Nicholas Fox RicciardiJunger Mann
Keith BoehmMann mit Hut
Olivia BarthFrau mit Burka
Marcel SchluttFritz Fritze
Stefanie HeinrichAlte Frau
John HeysAlter Mann
Max Di CostanzoZombie
  
Production company:Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion (Berlin), Existential Crisis Production Inc. (CA)
in co-production with:New Real Films (Toronto)
Producer:Jürgen Brüning, Michael Huber, Jennifer Jonas, Bruce LaBruce, Jörn Hartmann
Co-Producer:Leonard Farlinger, Bruce Bailey, Javier Peres, Terence Koh, Alfredo Ferran Calle, Claus Matthes
Unit production manager:Hendrik Schäfer
Original distributor:GMfilms (Berlin)
Length:93 min
Format:DigiBeta
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 19.01.2008, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (CA) Otto; or Up with Dead People

Versions

Original

Length:93 min
Format:DigiBeta
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 19.01.2008, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008