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Berlin Calling

Berlin Calling
International title Berlin Calling
Country Alemania
Year 2008
Running time 109
Director Hannes Stöhr
Screenplay Hannes Stöhr
Film Editing Anne Fabini
Photography Andreas Doub
Music Paul Kalkbrenner
Web site

Sabotage Films GmbH

Stöhr Film

Distribution Company

Beta Cinema


Martin Karow is Dj Ickarus, a hugely popular disc jockey and producer of electronic music. He spends nights at techno clubs all over the world and days going from airport to airport in the company of Mathilde, manager and girlfriend. They are in the midst of producing Ickarus’ new album when, after a performance, Martin ends up at a Berlin psychiatric hospital emergency room due to his drug abuse. He continues working on the record during his time at the hospital, but his personal situation begins to frustrate him. The record company does not seem all that interested in releasing his work and, after running away from the hospital, he goes on a weekend-long binge in the company of a fan. Martin’s self-destructive maelstrom seems endless, and he returns to the hospital, by his own choice this time. Recovery seems complicated, but finally there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel

Director bio

Hannes Stöhr was born in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1970. He studied European law at Passau University, and in those years he began directing short films. In 1995 he enrolled at the German Film Academy to study film direction and script writing. His first feature film was Berlin is in Germany (2001), which received the Panorama selection award at the Berlin Festival and a special mention at the Valencia (Spain) Cinema Jove. In 2005 he directed One Day in Europe, which was entered in competition in the official selection at Berlin. His most recent film as a director is Berlin Calling (2008)