Film - New German Cinema


Directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer


Director: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2024
Language: German, English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Johannes Scheidweiler, Meike Droste, Monika Lennartz, Roland Bonjour, Gisa Flake, Alexander Schuster
18+ (no age rating)


A world premiere: A panorama of martial Hollywood dreams and crazy village life.

Usually, nothing ever happens in Wiesenwalde. But now war has broken out — at least on camera, as a major series is being filmed. There is plenty of commotion behind the scenes, too. While a power outage triggers anxiety, a journalist feels he’s on to a big story, and old disputes resurface, the mayor must contend with a tank that’s been left in front of the town hall.

The world premiere will be hosted with Shanghei International Film Festival.

Show calendar


  • (only P&I)
    City 3
  • After the film: Q&A with Jannis Alexander Kiefer and team

    Sendlinger Tor
  • After the film: Q&A with Jannis Alexander Kiefer and team

    City 2
  • After the film: Q&A with Jannis Alexander Kiefer and team

    HFF Kino 2

Meet the director


Jannis Alexander Kiefer

Jannis Alexander Kiefer studied audiovisual media at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Technology, then film directing at the Babelsberg Film University until 2023. His first-year film, COMMENTS (2018), about online hate speech, was screened at over 80 festivals and received several awards. MEETING, about working from home, earned the German Short Film Award in Gold in 2020. ANOTHER GERMAN TANK STORY is his first feature-length film.


Screenplay: Jannis Alexander Kiefer, Theresa Weininger
Director of Photography: Adam Graf
Film Editor: Kathrin Unger
Composer: Fabian Zeidler
Production Designer: Annelie Siems
Costume Design: Lara Roßwag
Sound design: Jonas Schüler
Make-up artist: Hannah Reuvekamp
Casting director: Laura Buschhagen
Producer: Philipp Kreuzer, Christoph Degenhart, Lotte Ruf, Frithjof Stückemann
Production Company: MAZE Pictures, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Co-Producer: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Co-Production Company: Jannis Alexander Kiefer, rbb - Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
World Sales: ArtHood Entertainment GmbH