Movie poster - Mülheim Texas - Andrea Roggon - Helge Schneider

Mülheim Texas - helge schneider hier und dort

A documentary by Andrea Roggon

completed 

Synopsis

Helge Schneider is one of the most extraordinary German artists: Jazz musician, entertainer, film director, actor and clown. His exceptional talent is his improvisational skill. This is where he shows his bubbling creativity. “I make the everyday grey colorful,” is what he says about himself. In his world, the fantastic coexists with the everyday and it is difficult to define the boundaries between reality and fiction. Even in his communication with his audiences, this element of disguise is used, humorously conveying his attitude toward the world. But how does Helge Schneider react to a filmmaker who approaches him to make a portrait about him? It is very clear that he is not going to offer his secrets on a silver platter. He doesn’t like for people to know too much about him… so the viewer has to accompany him on this journey – and determine for himself just where fiction begins, and where it ends.

AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR Andrea Roggon

CINEMATOGRAPHY Petra Lisson

EDITING Bernd Euscher (BFS), Natali Barrey (BFS), Julia Karg

SOUND Andrea Roggon, Julian Peuker, Patrick Veigel, Oliver Stahn

SOUNDDESIGN Andreas Hildebrandt, Henning Hein

LINE PRODUCER Ulla Lehmann

 

SUPPORT DCP, ProRes

RATIO  1:2.35

SOUND  5.1 DCP

DURATION  93 min.

 

COPRODUCTION ZDF/ Das kleines Fernsehspiel

FUNDING Beauftragte für Kultur und Medien (BKM), Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg (MFG), Film- und Medienstiftung (NRW), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF)

DISTRIBUTOR: Piffl Medien (Germany), Polyfilm (Austria)

AWARDS DEFA-Foundation Award (Max Ophüls Festival 2015), "Highly Recommended" (German Assessment Board), Audience Award Ruhrpott (Kinofest Lünen 2015)