GER 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 seven 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 six-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 FREAKSTRAS 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, ATTA ATTA a.o.), Helga Stöwhase, Kerstin Grassmann (THE 120 DAYS OF BOTTROP, ART AND VEGETABLES a.o.), Mario Garzaner (THE 120 DAYS OF BOTTROP a.o.), Werner Brecht, newcomers Horst Gellonek 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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Language: German, Subtitles: English
- Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2003
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004
Concept and Director
Achim von Paczensky, Irm Hermann, Christoph Schlingensief, Helga von Paczensky, Mario Garzaner, Kerstin Grassmann, Werner Brecht, Horst Gelloneck, Axel Silber, Brigitte Kausch-Kuhlbrodt, Susanne Bredehöft und die Bewohner des Thiele-Winckler-Hauses in Berlin-Lichtenrade
Director of Photography
Dirk Heuer, Meika Dresenkamp
Heike Meixner, Mascha Deneke
Filmgalerie 451, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Royal Produktion
24.10.2003, Hof, Internationale Filmtage
German Theatrical Release
30 min previously unreleased FREAKSTARS-Szenen, Biography, Making-of: Interview – Filmpremiere at Hof International Film Festival – All extras without subtitles
PAL / Color
75 min + 45 min Extras
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
From 6 years
Blu-ray Disc (Stereo, on request)
English (DCP, BD)
A1 poster (rent only)
From 6 years