DER NEUE GUTE DEUTSCHE

Germany 2023 – Director: Peter Heller – Original language: French, German – Subtitles: German – Length: 72 min.

  • Sat, 5/4/24
    18.30
    Neues Rottmann
    Original version with English subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director
  • Tue, 5/7/24
    19.00
    Neues Maxim
    Original version with German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director
  • Fri, 5/10/24
    18.00
    Pasinger Fabrik
    Original version with German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director

Jean Pierre Felix-Eyoum, a Cameroonian living in Germany, embarks on a journey to find out about his great uncle, the Cameroonian King Rudolf Duala Manga Bell. As a child in the 1890s, Manga Bell went to school in Germany and later, as the king, stood up for the rights of his people. This sealed his fate: in 1914, the German colonial administration sentenced Manga Bell to death. Barbara Off

 

Biography

Peter Heller graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich. With his film production company Filmkraft, he has produced countless documentaries since the 1970s. Heller's cinematic work is largely concerned with themes and issues relating to Africa and colonialism. His films have won several awards.

Filmography (selection)

SÜSSES GIFT – HILFE ALS GESCHÄFT, DE 2012, 89 min.
LIFE SARAABA ILLEGAL, DE/ES 2016, 90 min.
MARKT DER MASKEN – VERKAUFTE GÖTTER, DE 2020, 100 min.

 

No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: OUR GOOD GERMAN. German title: OUR GOOD GERMAN. Writer: Peter Heller. Camera: Otmar Schmid, Klaus Lautenbacher, Thomas Willke. Sound: Gregor Kuschel, Tobias Rehm. Editing: Wolfgang Grimmeisen. Music: Duala tradt., L. van Beethoven, Manu Dibango. Production: Filmkraft - Peter Heller Filmproduktion. Producer: Peter Heller. International Sales: Filmkraft - Peter Heller Filmproduktion. Distribution: filmkraft film.

DOK.network Africa 2024
  • Sat, 5/4/24
    18.30
    Neues Rottmann
    Original version with English subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director
  • Tue, 5/7/24
    19.00
    Neues Maxim
    Original version with German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director
  • Fri, 5/10/24
    18.00
    Pasinger Fabrik
    Original version with German subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director