Turn Down The Music
GER 1994, 87 min
The first feature film by Thomas Arslan portrays a group of young people in Essen in the 1990s.
Florian is 16 years old and lives with his single mother in Essen.
The film depicts Florian's and his fellow pupils last few days and weeks at school. An everyday chronicle of the obsessions and depressions of teenagers, the reserved and gawky way 16-year-old boys and girls behave together, their need to find a work, their little attempts to get away, hanging out, smoking cigarettes, listening to music.
This is a film about a group of young people at a turning point in their development - on the brink of the adult world and, as they learn more clearly, faced with a new sets of rules to be learned.
The leading roles are played by young amateur actors.
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Language: German, Subtitles: English (optional)
Berlinale - Panorama 1994
Director and Screenplay
Andreas Böhmer, Marco Germund, Andy Lehmann, Miguel Buschhauer, Laura Tonke, Daniela Radovanovic, Sandra Chartier, Henry Reinke, Irina Hoppe, Gabriele Pataky, Marquard Bohm
Director of Photography
Biohazard, Mutter, Double XX Posse, House of Pain, Pantera, Sepultura, Bolt Thrower, Fudge Tunnel, Grand Puba
Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Irina Hoppe
Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Cine-Image, ZDF
17.02.1994, Berlinale - Panorama