"Schultze Gets the Blues" Freitag Abend Film Screening

01 Mar 2013

Schultze Gets the Blues tells the story of Schultze, a man who has spent his whole life in a small town in Sachsen-Anhalt near the river Saale. Schultze's life, divided between work and the pub, the allotment, folk music and fishing, is rudely interrupted when he and his mates Manfred and Juergen lose their jobs. As entropy sets in and maintaining the daily routine deteriorates into a farce, Schultze discovers a life on the other side of the hill.

From his polka-powered accordion, the amateur musician coaxes the fiery zydeco music of the Southern States, which threatens to disrupt the respectable anniversary celebration of his local music club. Faced with the choice of sliding back into the old ways or ending up as the local freak, Schultze makes a decision which will take him deep into the swamps and bayous of Louisiana ... and back again ...


"Schultze gets the blues" handelt von Schultze.
Schultze fristet sein Leben seit Jahr und Tag in einem kleinen anhaltinischen Ort nahe der Saale. Schultzes Leben zwischen Arbeit und Kneipenbesuch, Schrebergarten, Volksmusik sowie Angeln kommt zu einem vorzeitigen Ende, als er und seine Kumpels Manfred und Jürgen in den Vorruhestand geschickt werden. Während diese sich mehr und mehr dem Nichts ergeben und das Aufrechterhalten der Routine zu einer Farce verkommt, entdeckt Schultze ein Leben hinter dem Berg.


Winner of Awards: Special Director's Award Venice 2003, Best Film, Debut Film, Screenplay & Lead Actor Stockholm 2003, Best Feature Film & Best Art Direction Gijón 2003, German Film Award 2004 for Production Design.


This film is rated PG (infrequent course language). It will be shown in German WITH English subtitles.


It will begin at 6:30 PM and goes for 107 minutes approximately.


Entry by gold coin donation.