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Naked Opera

Runtime:
80 min.
Year of Production:
2012
Country:
Luxemburg
Director:
Production Company:
Amour Fou Luxembourg sarl
Berlinale Section:
Panorama

Marc is a wealthy but terminally ill man who is living life to the full one final time. Alongside his ordered existence as a human resources manager in Luxembourg he enjoys a bacchanalic life with young male 'companions' in the luxury hotels of majorcities whose opera houses happen to be playing Mozart’s Don Giovanni. This opulently filmed documentary follows Marc on his journeys, accompanies him on his visits to doctors, and allows him to expound upon his personal philosophy of power, money and control over both himself and others. Marc's life is uncompromisingly black and white. His structured routine is essential to help his keep his head above water. But then his life begins to unravel when he falls in love with a porn actor and follows him into the world of Berlin’s 'Hustla Ball'. Filmmaker Angela Christlieb displays a sense of the bizarre in this intimate portrait of a man who in spite of, or perhaps because of his contradictions, comes across as endearing and vulnerable. The filmmaker’s palpable presence behind the camera develops along the way into one of the documentary filmmaking's central themes: the relationship between director and protagonist.

BIOGRAFIE Angela Christlieb

Born in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany in 1965, she studied media art and expermimental film at the Berlin university of the Arts (UdK) before moving to New York in 1996 where she produced numerous short films, co-directed the documentary CINEMANIA with Stephen Kijak and studied film production and directing at the city‘s New School University. Since returning to Berlin in 2001 she has worked as a freelance writer, director, editor and cinematographer and lectured at UdK and Freie Universität Berlin.

FILMOGRAFIE Angela Christlieb (selection)

2012 Naked Opera  2010 Meine Zähne In Paris  2009 Urville  2007 Es Liegt Nicht An Dir  2002 Cinemania  2000 Deja-Vu  1999 Kittyporn  1996 Ich Und Du 

Angela Christlieb IMDb
Trailer (german)
Interview with Angela Christlieb

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