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Chance 2000 – Farewell to Germany

GER 2017, 131 min

For the 1998 general election Schlingensief organized an “election campaign circus” in Berlin and founded the party CHANCE 2000. An ecstatic piece of political education and a tale of a party’s life and survival.
CHANCE 2000 – FAREWELL TO GERMANY documents Christoph Schlingensief’s legendary project.

Synopsis

Katrin Krottenthaler and Frieder Schlaich digitized and edited more than 100 hours of video material to create a documentary journey back in time to one of Schlingensief’s longest and most ambicious project CHANCE 2000. In addition to the total of six actions, which were  documented by seven people, we travel with Schlingensief, Martin Wuttke, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Carl Hegemann and others on a election campain tour through the republic and are guests on talk shows of supporters like Harald Schmidt and Alfred Biolek. Somewhere between happening and “Realpolitik”, theater event and anarchy, between art and nonsense, reality and play, Schlingensief manages to found his party, improvise a hotel, turn disabled and unemployed people into politicians and prevent 1000 years of Helmut Kohl.

DVD-Content / 2 DVDs:

- “Chance 2000 – Farewell to Germany” (Documentary, 2017, 131 min, engl. subtitles)
- Campaign ads (1998, 5 advertisements, 8 min)
- Election campaign circus - party founding in the Prater tent (Berlin, 13.3.1998, 104 min)
- Address to campaign team (February 1998, 13 min)
- „Swimming in Wolfgangsee Lake“ (TV report by Sibylle Dahrendorf, 22.08.1998, 9 min)
- Press conference on the bankruptcy of Chance 2000 (Berlin, 31.8.1998, 32 min)
- Campaign TV advertisement – raw footage (Volksbühne artistic direction, 31.8.1998, 36 min)
- Election campaign event with Sahra Wagenknecht & Christoph Schlingensief (22.9.1998, Audio, 23 min)
- „Before it’s Too Late Found a State“ (Elfriede Jelinek, 1998, 6 min)
- Film premiere 2017 (Volksbühne Berlin, 27.6.2017, 5 min)
- Axel Silber – Interview (Berlin, 3.8.2018, 7 min)
- 40-page booklet with photos and texts

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Sprache: Deutsch, Subtitles: English

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Credits

Conzept and Director
Kathrin Krottenthaler, Frieder Schlaich
With
Werner Brecht, Ilse Garzaner, Kurt Garzaner, Mario Garzaner, Kerstin Grassman, Carl Hegemann, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Jürgen Kuttner, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Henning Nass, Achim von Paczensky, Helga von Paczensky, Christoph Schlingensief, Bernhard Schütz, Familie Sperlich, Nina Wetzel, Martin Wuttke and many more
Director of Photographie
Sibylle Dahrendorf, Christoph Schlingensief, Jost Listemann, Christoph Krauss, Alexander Grasseck, Stefan Corinth, Erhard Ertel
Editor
Kathrin Krottenthaler
Set Design
Nina Wetzel
Sound Design and Sound Mixing
Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Commissioning Editor
Viviana Kammel
Producer
Frieder Schlaich
Produced by 
Filmgalerie 451
With Help of
Goethe-Institut München, Produktion Theater Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

DVD-Details

Content
“Chance 2000 – Farewell to Germany” (Documentary, 2017, 131 min – English subtitles), Campaign ads (1998, 5 advertisements, 8 min), Election campaign circus - party founding in the Prater tent (Berlin, 13.03.1998, 104 min), Address to campaign team (February 1998, 13 min), „Swimming in Wolfgangsee Lake“ (TV report by Sibylle Dahrendorf, 22.08.1998, 9 min), Press conference on the bankruptcy of Chance 2000 (Berlin, 31.08.1998, 32 min), Campaign TV advertisement – raw footage (Volksbühne artistic direction, 31.08.1998, 36 min), Election campaign event with Sahra Wagenknecht & Christoph Schlingensief (22.09.1998, Audio, 23 min), „Before it’s Too Late Found a State“ (Elfriede Jelinek, 1998, 6 min), Film premiere 2017 (Volksbühne Berlin, 27.06.2017, 5 min), Axel Silber – Interview (Berlin, 03.08.2018, 7 min) – All extras without subtitles
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
374 min
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Set-Content
Digipack (Set Content: 2), 40-page booklet with texts and photos
Release date
26.10.2018
Rating
Info-Programm gemäß §14 JuSchG

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (2K, 25 fps, 5.1)
Blu-ray Disc
Aspect Ratio
Digital, 1:1,85
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Promotion Material
Trailer, A1 poster
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
Info-Programm gemäß §14 JuSchG