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The State I Am In

 

 

Original title:
Die Innere Sicherheit
Slovenian title:
Notranji mir
Section:
HOMMAGE: C. PETZOLD

Country, year:
Germany, 2000
Length:
106

Directed by:
Christian Petzold

Screenplay:
Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki
Cinematography:
Hans Fromm
Music:
Stefan Will
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
German,Portuguese
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Julia Hummer (Jeanne), Barbara Auer (Clara), Richy Müller (Hans), Bilge Bingül (Heinrich), Katharina Schüttler (Paulina), Bernd Tauber (Achim)
Awards:
Venice 2000, Thessaloniki 2000 (Best Screenplay), Rotterdam 2001


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 20:30 Slovenian Cinematheque
Mon, 12.11.2018 17:00 Slovenian Cinematheque

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Description:
A lucid melange of teenage romance, hard-hitting drama and paranoid political thriller, told from the perspective of a fifteen-year-old girl.

Jeanne is a teenager who grew up along the beaches of Portugal, for the last 15 years her German parents' place of refuge. Former political activists and members of Red Army Faction, who are wanted for terrorism, they live underground. One day her parents decide to travel from Le Havre to Sao Paulo, to lead an ordinary legal life in Brazil. Jeanne's parents have to return to Germany by force of circumstances, an anxious and repressive Germany that is hunting illegal immigrants. There, Jeanne falls in love. The puberty of their increasingly rebellious daughter imposes a threat on the parents' security, a paranoid house of cards. This way, they will never get to Brazil.

"What I liked about the film was that the terrorist family in the film is a model family. They negotiate problems and conflicts with their child in a totally open manner. Yet, there is also discipline and strictness, and the people Jean meets outside are mostly remainders, children of divorces, orphans, etc., who are lost and already destroyed before their life ever had a chance to begin. It is as if the people who ended up in the transit spaces of international terrorism wanted to maintain, like immigrants, something that really does not exist anymore." (Christian Petzold)
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