Events | Villa @ Goethe presents: DAS SYSTEM

Los Angeles | May 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Villa @ Goethe presents
Marc Bauder & Dörte Franke: Das System
Film and Q&A

Dir. Marc Bauder, Screeplay: Dörte Franke & Khyana elBitar, Germany, 2011, 85 min. German with English subtitles, digital. Starring Jacob Matschenz, Bernhard Schütz, Jenny Schily, Heinz Hoenig, Franziska Wulf

Twenty-year-old Mike, an attractive and intelligent dropout, becomes involved in a parallel world of international lobbyists and former GDR secret service agents who work together for economic advantage. His initial mistrust turns into curiosity and then admiration when he realizes that his own life is more closely connected with this network than he had previously believed.

The System premiered at the 2011 Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival. It won the Cine Star award 2011 at the film festival in Schwerin, the DEFA advancement award at the film festival in Cottbus and was nominated for the German Filmprize (Best Actor).

With this screening, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles continues its collaboration with the Villa Aurora’s artist-in-residence program.
Under the label “Villa @ Goethe,” artists residing at the Villa Aurora have the opportunity to showcase their projects (past, present, and future) with the friends, patrons and guests here at the Goethe-Institut.

Discussion with filmmakers Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke, and reception following the screening.


Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke are both founders and owners of the production company bauderfilm.

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
free admission, Info: +1 323.5253388

$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

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