Three workers from Georgia have to clean a castle in Berlin, where a German armament manufacturer's collection of contemporary art is being set-up for an exhibition. Of course, the proletariat isn't welcome at the opening party and the three protagonists are banished to a small servants' room in the attic. Downstairs, however, a splendid buffet attracts them – so why not just ignore the unfair prohibition and cross the demarcation line of class society? Didn't the French Revolution start for a piece of cake, anyway? Telling each other unlikely stories ranging from an adventure of Saint Francis to a spiritualistic séance in the Soviet Union, the three protagonists try to find an answer to this question: Can class relations be overcome, when all bequeathed stories say they can't? Besides that, they have to struggle with obstinate clouds, neo-liberal working conditions, apocalyptic petty bourgeois and the agents of a confusing late capitalist conspiracy, which they'll all defeat with a laziness one must call messianic. A proletarian winter's tale, so to speak.


Writer, Director, Editor - Julian Radlmaier

Producer - Kirill Krasovski

Director of Photography - Markus Koob

Scenography - Paola Cordero Yannarella

Costume Design - Stephanie Traut, Maya Winter

Sound recording - Stephan Franz

Assistant Directors - Jan Bachmann, Asa Piefer

Sound design - Stephan Franz

Sound mix - Silvio Naumann

Color grading - Agnesh Pakozdi

Music - Han-Gyeol Lie




Alexandre Koberidze, Natia Bakhtadze, Ilia Korkashvili, Lars Rudolph, Willem Menne, Kyung-Taek Lie, Matilda Mester, Katja Weilandt, Christoph Förster



Germany 2014, Red 2K / DCP, Dolby 5.1, 1:1,37, 63 min



dffb, faktura film↩︎



  • Audience Award, FICUNAM Mexico
  • Artistic Contribution Award, Olhar de Cinema, Brazil


  • IFF Rotterdam, Netherlands (Grand Tour)
  • FICUNAM, Mexico City, Mexico (Int. Competition)
  • Viennale, Austria
  • Olhar de Cinema, Curitiba IFF, Brazil (Int. Competition)
  • New Horizons Wroclaw, Poland
  • Sevilla European Film Festival, Spain
  • IFF Ljubljana, Slovenia (Int. Competition)
  • Bildrausch Filmfestival Basel, Switzerland (Int. Competition)
  • FICIC Cosquín, Argentina (Int. Competition)
  • International Film Festival Spirit of Fire Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • Arkipel Int. Documentary and Experimental FF Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Zagreb International Human Rights Film Festival, Croatia
  • Fresh Film Fest Prague, Czech Republic
  • Festifreak La Plata, Argentina
  • German Film Festival Bucharest, Romania
  • Nürnberg Int. Human Rights Film Festival, Germany
  • Underdox – Int. Documentary and Experimental FF München, Germany
  • 2morrow Moscow Independent FF, Russia
  • GegenKino Leipzig, Germany
  • Berlin Art Film Festival, Germany
  • Clair-obscur Festival Basel, Switzerland
  • Filmhauskino Nürnberg, Germany
  • Mikrokosmos Cinema Athens, Greece
  • Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Lichtblick Kino Berlin, Germany
  • Kino Klub Fitil, Moscow, Russia









Poster artwork by Jan Bachmann↩︎

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