Germany 2023 – Director: Eva Hartmann – Original language: German – Subtitles: English

“Severe pain” is what the singer of the Allgäu band Rainer Von Vielen felt when they were suddenly no longer allowed to make music in spring 2020. The film director Eva Hartmann accompanies Rainer Hartmann and Michael Schönmetzer through the pandemic. With new jobs, innovative concert formats and faithful fans, the childhood friends keep the music alive – because they have not yet given up on their dreams. Barbara Off

On 6 May, the film will be screened as part of the Long Night of Music with a musical performance by Von Vielen.


Writer: Eva Hartmann, Barbara Groben. Camera: Eva Hartmann. Sound: Cornelia "Nelly" Böhm, Eva Hartmann, Claudia Leder. Editing: Eva Hartmann. Music: Rainer von Vielen. Production: Luzid Film GmbH. Producer: Barbara Groben. Length: 79 min.



Eva Hartmann studied media art at the HfG Karlsruhe with Andrei Ujica. As part of a DAAD scholarship, she spent a year at York University Toronto. Since 2009, she has been involved in numerous documentary films that have been shown internationally on television, in cinemas and at festivals. She also teaches editing and dramaturgy at the HFF Munich and the HfG Karlsruhe.


URLAU(B), DE 2023, 90 min.

Shortlist FFF Talent Award Documentary Film



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Munich Premieres 2023
  • Saturday
    Deutsches Theater
    OmeU and Von Vielen Live / Q&A with director Eva Hartmann
  • Tuesday
    City 2
    Original with English subtitles (Q&A with director Eva Hartmann)
  • Friday
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles (Q&A with director Eva Hartmann)