Out Of Society

Project information

Talent Nancy Brandt
Role of participant Director
Director Nancy Brandt
Status finished

Production details

Running time 78 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2013
Countries of Production Germany , Serbia
Production Company
University of Television and Film Munich, 3 Kamele Film
Website http://www.nancybrandt-film.de/oos.html


Logline

Two stories, separated by almost seven decades, are connected by the same plight: desertion.


still / picture for Out Of Society
still / picture for Out Of Society


Synopsis

What would it mean to venture out of society? To oppose a system clearly more powerful than yourself? To take that decision with full consciousness and conviction, knowing that there is no way back to a "normal life"?

Two stories, separated by almost seven decades, are connected by the same plight.

Emil Richter (1914-2009) escaped from the German Wehrmacht and inadvertently ends up in Serbia, where he hides from the German army for seven years.
André Shepherd (b.1977) escapes from the U.S. military, goes underground for 19 months in a small Bavarian village, then applies for asylum in Germany.

What has actually changed since 1945?


Participation in international festivals / awards

CROSSROADS - Festival für Dokumentarfilm und Diskurs 2014, Austria
30. Kasseler Dokfest 2013, Germany

Cast

main protagonistAndré Shepherd
main protagonistEmil Richter

Crew

cameraThomas Doberitzsch
cameraThomas Beckmann
editorKatja Nguyen Thanh, Nancy Brandt
musicMichael Edwards