WATCHING YOU – DIE WELT VON PALANTIR UND ALEX KARP – ERÖFFNUNGSFILM / OPENING FILM

Germany 2024 – Director: Klaus Stern – Original language: English, German – Subtitles: English, German – Length: 98 min.

  • Wed, 05/01/24
    20.00
    Deutsches Theater
    Original version with English subtitles – Opening of the 39th DOK.fest München
  • Fri, 05/03/24
    17.30
    City 2
    Original version w/German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with director Klaus Stern
  • Wed, 05/08/24
    20.00
    Rio 1
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Fri, 05/10/24
    18.00
    Gasteig HP8 Projektor
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Wed, 05/29/24
    18.30
    Monopol Kino
    Ticket

The online version of this film is available with German subtitles.

 

The German film WATCHING YOU – DIE WELT VON PALANTIR UND ALEX KARP opens the 39th DOK.fest München!

 

With his company Palantir, businessman Alex Karp created a powerful piece of data analysis software. It provides intelligence service, the military and police investigative authorities with information that can be used to solve crimes or kill people. But what drives the creator of the software – ethical fundamentals or a thirst for power, is he a Faust, a Mephisto or both at the same time? An investigative journey in search of one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive CEOs. Pablo Bücheler

 

The film will celebrate its world premiere in the presence of director Klaus Stern and other members of the film team at our festival opening on 1 May 2024 at Deutsches Theater.

As in previous years, host Christina Wolf will guide you through the evening and we are delighted to welcome festival director Daniel Sponsel as well as the managing director of the Deutsches Theater, Thomas Linsmayer, the head of the Bavarian State Chancellery and Minister of State for Federal Affairs and Media, Dr Florian Herrmann, and Dominik Krause, the second mayor of the city of Munich.

As in previous years, the festive opening of DOK.fest München will take place in the magnificent hall of the Deutsches Theater, which can accommodate 1,400 guests. You can buy a ticket here as well as directly at the Deutsches Theater.

500 tickets are available online for this film.

 

Biography

Born in Ziegenhain in northern Hesse, he grew up on a farm and trained as a postman. Filmmaker Klaus Stern studied economics and politics at the University of Kassel and founded his own production company, sternfilm, in 2000. In his award-winning documentaries, Stern shows the relationship between capital and people.

Filmography (selection)

DIE AUTOBAHN – KAMPF UM DIE A 49, DE 2022, 86 min. (DOK.fest München 2022)
VERSICHERUNGSVERTRETER – DIE ERSTAUNLICHE KARRIERE DES MEHMET GÖKER, DE 2011, 79 min. (DOK.fest München 2015)
WELTMARKTFÜHRER – DIE GESCHICHTE DES TAN SIEKMANN, DE 2004, 94 min.

 

Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international

Slices of life, insights and perspectives: the films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.

 

Nominated for the VFF Documentary Film Production Award

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Klaus Stern received the Kassel Dokfest Honour Award in 2017. His films WELTMARKTFÜHRER – DIE GESCHICHTE DES TAN SIEKMANN (2004), HENNERS TRAUM (2008) and VERSICHERUNGSVERTRETER – DIE ERSTAUNLICHE KARRIERE DES MEHMET GÖKER (2011) were closely linked to the region and the festival and were very well received by audiences.

 

No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: WATCHING YOU – THE WORLD OF PALANTIR AND ALEX KARP – Opening film. Writer: Klaus Stern. Camera: Thomas Giefer. Editing: Friederike Anders. Production: sternfilm. Producer: Klaus Stern. International Sales: Rise And Shine World Sales

DOK.international Main Competition 2024
  • Wed, 05/01/24
    20.00
    Deutsches Theater
    Original version with English subtitles – Opening of the 39th DOK.fest München
  • Fri, 05/03/24
    17.30
    City 2
    Original version w/German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with director Klaus Stern
  • Wed, 05/08/24
    20.00
    Rio 1
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Fri, 05/10/24
    18.00
    Gasteig HP8 Projektor
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Wed, 05/29/24
    18.30
    Monopol Kino
    Ticket

500 tickets are available online for this film.

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