Die neun Rebellen von Oberhausen
Over 50 years agao, a young group of German filmmakers drafted and signed what became known as the Oberhausen Manifesto. It claimed that the 'superficial entertainment movies' of their elders were over. This movement spawned a new generation of German filmmakers that later came to be known as the New German Wave and also led indirectly to the subsidy system still widespread in Germany today.
Many of the signatories went on to powerful positions in the media culture and/or successful careers as directors: Alexander Kluge, Herbert Vessely, Edgar Reitz. In this documentary, the last film before his death, Hanjürgen Poland, also a signatory, explores the question of what ever happened to the spirit of the manifesto and talks with the rebels of back then.
With: Christian Doermer, Alexander Kluge, Edgar Reitz, Haro Senft, Wolfgang Urchs
Director of Photography: Gerrit Haaland
Film Editor: Aki Molinari
Composer: Manfred Burzlaff, Attila Zoller
Sound: Thomas Müller
Producer: Hansjürgen "Jason" Pohland
World Sales: Pohland KG
Director: Hansjürgen „Jason“ Pohland