Magical Mystery

Deutschland 2016/2017 Spielfilm

Summary

Magical Mystery – or: The Return of Karl Schmidt

Adaptation of Sven Regener's eponymous novel. Germany in the mid-1990s: Karl Schmidt is released from a psychiatric clinic: The artist, once an avid drug user, had suffered from a nervous breakdown in the night of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Now, he has to get along in a country that has changed completely. In Hamburg he runs into a couple of old friends who claimed fame as techno musicians. They are about to embark on a "Magical Mystery Tour" throughout Germany for which they need a driver who has to remain sober at any chance. So they convince Karl to take a break from his supervised rehab accommodation to join them on their tour. This marks the beginning of a crazy road trip on which the crew try to reconcile the spirit of the hippie movement with the rave lifestyle.

 

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Credits

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Screenplay

Director of photography

Still photography

Production design

Costume design

Editing

Sound

Sound assistant

Casting

Unit production manager

Shoot

    • 31.03.2016 - 25.05.2016: Hamburg, Berlin, Bayern, Dortmund, Düsseldorf und Köln
Duration:
111 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.06.2017, 167995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): Juni 2017, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 31.08.2017

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Magical Mystery
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Magical Mystery oder: Die Rückkehr des Karl Schmidt

Versions

Original

Duration:
111 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.06.2017, 167995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): Juni 2017, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 31.08.2017

Awards

FBW 2019
  • Prädikat: wertvoll
Ernst-Lubitsch-Preis 2018
  • Ernst-Lubitsch-Preis
Kinofest Lünen 2017
  • Perle - Preis für Frauen in der Filmbranche
Filmfest München 2017
  • Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino, Schauspiel