The Idiot
Filmfest 2008

The question is whether this film is in danger of losing its main theme by intellectualizing too much. Or whether it loses it thread in the mass of Bavarian idio(t)ssyncracies. One thing is certain, the theme should penetrate the outward form. "Depp", the German title, comes from "tappen" which means groping, helplessly, but also searching, and - in the film - finding understanding. Was the hero knocked down in the Hofbräuhaus without good reason?... is is a one-and-a-half hour film capable of making some sense out of a world of chaos? It tries, and each paragraph of argument is reflected in a different cinematic focus. Export-Union des deutschen Films

tags: Feature film

Cast: Herbert Achternbusch, Annamirl Bierbichler, Franz Baumgartner, Gabi Geist


Director: Herbert Achternbusch