No Ashes, No Phoenix
Filmfest 2011

NO ASHES - NO PHOENIX After years of trying, the Phoenix basketball team finally makes it to Germany's equivalent of the NBA. The fans in the small, industrial town of Hagen are thrilled. The problem is, in order to stay there, they have to win a few games. And Phoenix just keeps on losing. Their young coach is desperate. Looking for help fast, the team signs Michael Jordan. But their saviour brings a lot more baggage to Hagen than just a famous name. A film from the depths of the locker room. "To me, documentaries mean up close, direct participation in what's happening in front of the camera - being part of excerpts of reality. I don't ask any questions or use any statements or narration." Jens Pfeifer

tags: Documentary


Director: Jens Pfeifer