Die neun Rebellen von Oberhausen
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Documentary, Filmmaking, History

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