Ulrike's Brain

Ulrike's Brain

Deutschland 2016/2017, Experimentalfilm

Inhalt

Referencing sixties B-movies like "They Saved Hitler's Brain" and "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", "Ulrike's Brain" finds Doctor Julia Feifer (Susanne Sachsse) arriving at an academic conference with an organ box. Inside the box: the brain of Ulrike Meinhof, which was saved by the authorities along with the brains of the three other leaders of the RAF after their deaths in Stammheim prison. Doctor Feifer can communicate telepathically with Ulrike’s brain, which is directing her to lead a new feminist revolution. To that end, she is searching for the ideal female body to transplant Ulrike’s Brain into.

At the same time, her arch-rival, Detlev Schlesinger, an extreme right-wing ideologue, arrives at the conference with the ashes of Michael Kühnen, the former German neo-Nazi leader and infamous homosexual who died of AIDS in 1989. When the two Frankenstein’s monsters of the extreme left and the extreme right meet, chaos ensues.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Bruce LaBruce
Director of photography:Bernd Schoch, Heiko Alberti
Make-up artist:Maria Trifu
Costume design:Katja-Inga Baldowski
Editing:Jörn Hartmann
Music:BunnyCat Productions (DE)
  
Cast: 
Susanne SachßeDr. Julia Feifer
Gertrude Stammheim
Jonathan Johnson
Saskia Timm
Stefan Sandrock
Florian Töbe
Yves Hanke
Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert
  
Production company:Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Jonathan Johnson, Paula Alamillo, Sonja Klümper, Bruce LaBruce, Jürgen Brüning
Length:55 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum Expanded

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Originaltitel (DE) Ulrike's Brain

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Length:55 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum Expanded
 

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