Es war einmal Indianerland
(Once Upon A Time In Indian Country)
"Abrupt scene changes hit like a storm. A lightning. A thunder. What remains at the end is the silence. The silence after the storm. Overwhelming and totally unexpected... Bang." - Spiegel Online on "Indianerland"
A wild genre mix between a boxer film, urban western, road movie and music video, set at end of the summer holidays in a drab neighborhood in the outskirts of Hamburg suburbia. Young boxing talent Mauser is preparing for a pivotal competition when his father kills his step-mother and flees. Trying to find his father, Mauser embarks on a journey through the world of music, psychedelia, violence, love and a biblical thunderstorm. And what is with the Native American?
"Once upon a time in Indian country" is a story that radiates both, heat and poetry.
90min, modern city western
Based on the book "Indianerland" by Nils Mohl
Produced by Michael Eckelt
Screenplay by Nils Mohl & Max Reinhold
Directed by Ilker Çatak
Starring Leonard Scheicher, Emilia Schüle, Clemens Schick, Johanna Polley, Joel Basman & Bjarne Mädel
Soundtrack by Acid Pauli
Cinematography by Florian Mag
A coproduction of Riva Film, WDR, HR & arte
Funded by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderanstalt (FFA), Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien (BKM), Kuratorium junger deutscher Film & Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF).
Distributed by Camino Filmverleih
World premiere at Filmfest Hamburg
Released nationwide in German cinemas
Out now on DVD and VOD