SATURNE (2020)

(Saturne will be released during 2020/2021)

A film by Ulu Braun

with Maximilian Brauer, Susanne Bredehöft, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Gina Lisa Maiwald, Peter Cramer, Paul Bachmann and many others

 

The magical realist film follows the trials and encounters of Jonathan as he attempts to fulfill his mother’s final wish: that her ashes be laid to rest at Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Carrying her blue urn and searching for a suitable location, he attempts to gain permission, assistance, and sometimes merely empathy from his fellow citizens. From bridges to construction sites, electronics megastores to public fountains, encountering a nun, an artist and various figures he traces circles around the concrete epicenter of the busy metropolis, revealing a place where commerce, branding, bustle, and tourism overshadow historical landmarks and personal relations. The private pathos of a son mourning his mother encounters the cold and normalized absurdity of hypercapitalism, history, and everyday city life.

Aus der Vogelperspektive beobachten wir den Protagonisten Jonathan — der versucht den Wunsch seiner Mutter zu erfüllen, am Berliner Alexanderplatz ihre letzte Ruhestätte zu finden. Unterwegs mit der metallic-blauen Urne und beschattet von einer Nonne, umkreist er das vom Tourismus, Konsum und Lifestyle geprägte Epizentrum der Stadt. Sein Auftrag führt ihn zu ungewöhnlichen Begegnungen mit Bauarbeitern, Passanten und dem Gesetz. Der Tod wird zum Instrument, hinter die verletzliche Fassade von Mensch und Architektur zu schauen.

with: Maximilian Brauer, Susanne Bredehöft, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Gina Lisa Maiwald, Peter Cramer, Paul Bachmann, Valentin Lorenz, David Ristau and others
Script: Maximilian Brauer, Ulu Braun
Camera: Kai Herrmann, Florian Gwinner
Editing: Ulu Braun, Kai Herrmann
Sound: Jochen Jezzusek, Felix Andriessens
Music: Fritz Rating, The Whole Other, Felix Andriessens, Patric Catani
Co-produced by: Niina Lehtonen Braun, Maximilian Brauer
Assistance: Lisa Baumgarten, Ella Hebendanz
produced and directed by Ulu Braun

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