Hanway Films

Fools

Fools


THE WIM WENDERS COLLECTION


 

Director
Tom Schreiber

Cast               
Christoph Bach
Arved Birnbaum
Nicholas Bodeux
Peter Close
Victoria Deutschmann               

"A beautifully sustained performance, and [Bach's] resemblance to a young Robert De Niro is striking" Variety.

Tom Schreiber makes his directorial debut with this dark drama, produced by Wim Wenders' production company Road Movies.

The disturbing tale revolves around a lonely man, Roman (Christoph Bach), who moves to Cologne to work as a draftsman and be near his dying grandmother (Hannelore Lubeck). The hedonistic Carnival is in full swing when he arrives, fraying his already limited grasp on reality. After witnessing a savage revenge attack on a thief, he throws caution to the wind, takes a girl home, but wakes to find her gone. Time is deliberately scrambled, with his grandmother's senility adding to his disorientation and descent into madness.

Germany | German | 2002 | 93 mins