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Xavier Koller

Gripsholm

Edition 2001
102' - 2000 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, Swedish
Director: Xavier Koller Composer: Kol Simcha, David Klein, Olivier Truan With: Ulrich Noethen, Heike Makatsch, Jasmin Tabatabai, Marcus Thomas
Berlin, early ‘30s. Kurt is a pugnacious publisher and ironic author, and, thanks to his risqué chanson lyrics, a celebrated star of many a revue. In a seemingly endless summer he travels to the castle of Gripsholm together with his girlfriend Lydia. Two of their friends, the seductive vaudeville singer Billie and the passionate flyboy Karlchen join the lovers in Sweden for a while to spend their vacation – thus causing further erotic turbulences. Even during his vacation Kurt is pursued by legal action initiated by the army of the German Reich. In one of his articles he had made the statement that ‘all soldiers are murderers” – a statement that is still highly controversial. Kurt sees the brown-shirts looming on the horizon and decides not to return to Germany. (press kit)

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Credits

Director

Xavier Koller

Composer

Kol Simcha, David Klein, Olivier Truan

With

Ulrich Noethen, Heike Makatsch, Jasmin Tabatabai, Marcus Thomas

Scenario

Stefan Kolditz

Director of Photography

Pio Corradi

Editor

Patricia Rommel

Producer

Thomas Wilkening

More information

Dialogue

German, Swedish

Countries of production

Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Screenplay based on

Schloss Gripsholm (Kurt Tucholsky)

Year

2000

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