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15 Nov 2016 19:00

Schmitke + Q&A with director Štěpán Altrichter

Julius Schmitke (Peter Kurth), German wind turbine engineer and man of few words, is sent to a small Czech village in the Ore Mountains on the Czech-German border to fix a mysterious creaking in one of his old models. The atmospheric misty woods, incomprehensible speech and habits of the locals and the strange things which keep happening all add to the mysteries he encounters in the search for his inner self. Set between a comedy and mystery, this visually enchanting debut about a mid-life crisis successfully blends humour with fear and the surreal with the banal.

Štěpán Altrichter, CZ/G 2014, 97 min
Cast: Peter Kurth, Johann Jürgens, Helena Dvořáková, Jakub Žáček, Petr Vršek
English subtitles

Štěpán Altrichter grew up in Prague and southern Germany. He studied Philosophy and Psychology in Berlin before studying Directing at FAMU in Prague and the University of Television and Film in Potsdam. Stepan has made several short documentaries and films. Schmitke is his debut feature film. Having premiered at the South Korean Busan film festival, Schmitke won Best Debut at the 2014 Cottbus festival in Germany.

Info: 020 7596 4000
Online booking
Admission: £3 / Free for language students and library members.

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London.

Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

Štěpán Altrichter




Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH


15 Nov 2016 19:00


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