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DER FALL TELLKAMP – Streit um die Meinungsfreiheit

TV-DOCUMENTARY // 90 MIN // 2022 // COMMISSIONED BY 3sat / ZDF // PRODUCED BY STRANDGUTMEDIA
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein

Der „Fall“ Tellkamp ist eigentlich ein Fall Deutschland.

Cicero

Die gute alte Meinungsfreiheit, in diesem Film bleibt sie entspannt gewahrt.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Großartiges Porträt einer verletzten und wütenden Seele

Neue Züricher Zeitung
3sat
Readers and feature pages have been waiting a long time for it, and now it’s here: Uwe Tellkamp’s new novel „Der Schlaf in den Uhren“ is being published by Suhrkamp. There has been a lot of speculation in recent years, including whether the publisher still stands by its award-winning author. The differences seemed too great since Tellkamp took a stand against Islamic immigration in 2018 and faced massive public criticism.

I ve been working on this film for more than two years. I have lived in Dresden myself, I know the places and the people involved. My film is an attempt to overcome the speechlessness in the debate beyond the politically extreme.

„We are treated as if we were criminals,“ says Uwe Tellkamp, who is giving interviews again for the first time for this film. By „we,“ he means himself and the controversial Dresden bookseller Susanne Dagen. Her „Buchhaus Loschwitz“ was long considered the central location of the bourgeois center in Dresden, today, the new front lines are particularly evident here. Until 2006, cultural scientist Paul Kaiser still organized a discussion series in the book house. Today he says, „The Buchhaus was a free-spirited place, but with the offensive commitment to Götz Kubitschek, the red line was crossed for me.“ Dagen cooperates with Götz Kubitschek’s Antaios Verlag, which has been listed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution as a suspected right-wing extremist case since 2021. In the same year, the situation threatened to escalate: A butyric acid bomb was thrown into the Loschwitz bookstore.

Uwe Tellkamp and Susanne Dagen have become polarizing figures. After many disputes and open letters, there is now hardly any direct confrontation, instead silence, hardened fronts. How could it happen that a circle of intellectuals who once enjoyed discussion has abandoned the culture of argument and can now no longer debate with each other?  In the film, Uwe Tellkamp, Susanne Dagen and Paul Kaiser are joined by, among others, the writer Monika Maron, the author Ingo Schulze, the theater maker Heiki Ikkola, the author Jana Hensel, the theologian and politician Frank Richter, and the journalists Stefan Locke (FAZ) and Martin Machowecz (DIE ZEIT).

Production // Client STRANDGUTMEDIA · 3sat · ZDF
Producers TORSTEN BERG · SILKE STILLIG
Production JÖRG SCHMIDT (ZDF) · SANDRA HELLMANN · ANJA MISSING
Editorial Assistance ELISA LUTTER
Editorial Office DANIEL FIEDLER · BETTINA PETRY · FRANK VORPAHL
Voice Over ALEXANDER WEISE
Animation SEBASTIAN STUERTZ
Grading ERIC GIESE
Sound Mix FLORIAN SCHÄFER
Co-Editors SHABNAM NIMI DIVINGELE · FRANZISKA FETTBACK
Editor ZENON KRISTEN
Director of Photography ULF BEHRENS 
Written and Directed by ANDREAS GRÄFENSTEIN
Production // Client STRANDGUTMEDIA · 3sat · ZDF
Producers TORSTEN BERG · SILKE STILLIG
Production JÖRG SCHMIDT (ZDF) · SANDRA HELLMANN · ANJA MISSING
Editorial Assistance ELISA LUTTER
Editorial Office DANIEL FIEDLER · BETTINA PETRY · FRANK VORPAHL
Voice Over ALEXANDER WEISE
Animation SEBASTIAN STUERTZ
Grading ERIC GIESE
Sound Mix FLORIAN SCHÄFER
Co-Editors SHABNAM NIMI DIVINGELE · FRANZISKA FETTBACK
Editor ZENON KRISTEN
Director of Photography ULF BEHRENS 
Written and Directed by ANDREAS GRÄFENSTEIN

SCENES

SCENES

DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein
DER FALL TELLKAMP - Andreas Gräfenstein

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