JAKOB BEURLE CINEMATOGRAPHER
THE PROBLEM OF THE FASTEST FLIGHT

Inspired by true events which took place in Southern Germany in the winter of 1945, “Das Problem des Schnellstfluges“ (The Problem of the Fastest Flight) tells the story of an engineer’s harebrained scheme to build a manned rocket made of wood. Humorless scientist Erich Bachem meets young pilot Lothar Sieber when he is ordered to fly Bachem’s rocket. Though the two initially regard each other with scorn, a father-son relationship soon emerges. When the Nazis push for a premature test launch, the young pilot loses his life in what proved to be the first manned vertical launch in history. An 80-year-old man, who at age 10 witnessed the events in the village, now attempts to recount the story, assembling the details from his own vague recollections. What emerges is a distorted, almost sentimental telling of a tragic story from an even more tragic time.

CAST Benjamin Grüter | Anton Spieker | Effi Rabsilber | Luise Risch

REGIE Philipp Käßbohrer | DOP Jakob Beurle | PRODUZENT Matthias Schulz | SZENENBILD Johnny Haußmann
STEADYCAM Alexander Pauckner | TON Tim Stephan | OBERBELEUCHTER Fabian Zenker & Can Köprülü & Christian Kochmann |  KOSTÜM Michaela Schubert | MUSIK Konstantin Gropper | 
PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG Daniel Becker | PRODUKTION btf Gmbh & Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln |
gefördert durch die Film und Medienstiftung NRW

LÄNGE 38:00 min
AUFNAHMEFORMAT |  ARRI ALEXA | 1:2,39 |

AWARDS:
* Best Cinematography beim Tbilisi International Student Film Festival - Georgia
* BEST DIRECTOR-JURY (Student) 4th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)

NOMINIERUNGEN:
* nominiert für den Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2014 Kategorie Drehbuch

FESTIVALS:
* 36th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Competition, Germany)
* 5th NIGHT OF THE 10th BIG SUR SHORT FILM SCREENING SERIES (Official Selection, USA)
* 3rd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)
* 20th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)

TV- AUSSTRAHLUNG:
26.09.2015 ab 00:15 im WDR
05.10.2015 ab 23:15 auf EinsFestival

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