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Say Goodbye to the Story (ATT 1/11)

GER 2011, 23 min

Sometimes there is a good moment to say goodbye to the story ...


A rain of nightmares: deleted scenes from a film wich consists only of deleted scenes. Their most truthful moment is a dream sequence in which the agony of the first sequence dissolves in a frenzy only to come back and haunt the third sequence. Nothing is finished, not even the intertitles. Everything is becoming. Or decaying.Schlingensief is driven to despair by his actors who are in front of, thus in the way of, his camera. He curses, he dances through the picture, he repeats and repeats. He wipes the lens looking for the moment between the pictures.
A not-Making of that tells us more about the death of a story as a story about the death of a story ever could. SAY GOODBYE TO THE STORY (based on fragments of THE AFRICAN TWIN TOWERS) is perfect because a film, as we know it, would have been nothing but a big mistake.


Director, Director of Photography and Editor
Christoph Schlingensief
Katharina Schlothauer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Irm Hermann, Björn Thors
Camera Assistant and Light
Meika Dresenkamp
Set Decorator
Tobi Buser
Costume Design
Aino Laberenz
Artistic Collaboration
Jörg van der Horst
Production Manager
Karim Debbagh
Frieder Schlaich und Irene von Alberti
Produced by
Filmgalerie 451
With the Help of
Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg und ZDF Theaterkanal
World Premiere
14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Shorts