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FREAKSTARS 3000 Christoph Schlingensief, D 2003, 75 min

Christoph Schlingensief's answer to the Talent Show frenzy!

What is normal? And who is retarded here anyway? How does a wheel chair work, and who decides who sits in it and who pushes it? Out of dozens of applicants awaiting their shot at fame and fortune, only the 7 very best will be left and form the band "Mutter Sucht Schrauben" [lit.: Mother Seeks Screws] at the end of a fierce casting competition! Headed by a merciless jury, Freakstars 3000 has the fears, the tears, the agony and ecstasy to end all Casting Shows!

Based on a the 6-episode-TV show, the film combines highlights and unshown material of German Music Television Station VIVA's most successful TV program ever! In the wasteland that German TV landscape has become, see Freakstars 3000's contestants reinvent depleted TV formats, ranging from political talk shows to home shopping programs!

Freakstars 3000 reunites many former Schlingensief actors from his films and stage plays, such as Achim von Paczensky (Terror 2000, The 120 Days of Bottrop a.o.), Helga Stöwhase, Kerstin Grassmann (The 120 Days of Bottrop a.o.), Mario Garzaner (The 120 Days of Bottrop a.o.), Werner Brecht, newcomers Horst Gelloneck and Michael Binder as well as Schlingensief regulars Irm Hermann (as the Vocal Coach) and Susanne Bredehöft (as the Dancing Coach)!

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