film type experimental film, fiction Production Country Germany production year 2003 runtime 15'00 colour
screening format 35mm aspect ratio 1.66:1 sound format Dolby SR languages Deutsch

In Asylum a highly theatrical action unfolds. The 120 performers, most of them asylum seekers, appear to be stuck in cycles of work that are never fulfilled. Rosefeldts use of theatre results in a series of beautiful scenes that contrast vividly with the idea of deprivation and thereby emphasise the inhumanity of his characters position.

director Julian Rosefeldt Besetzung / Cast 120 asylum seekers Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Tobias & Julian Schnitt / Editing Nicholas Goodwin Bildgestaltung / DOP Simon Wieland Drehbuch / Script Julian Rosefeldt Tongestaltung / Sound Design Felix Kratzer &
  • Julian Rosefeldt
  • Julian Rosefeldt

Julian Rosefeldt

Julian Rosefeldt: Born 1965 in Munich, lives in Berlin, mostly shows his film and video works in institutions of contemporary art, including Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Centre Pompidou Paris, PS1 New York