Arno Schmidt - Mein Herz gehört dem Kopf

| 60 min

He wrote books that were both unreadable and brilliant. He cared about no one and lived at the end of the world. Arno Schmidt was unlike any other German writer. The film approaches this exceptional author through his friendship with Wilhelm Michels and goes deeper with experts such as Jan Philipp Reemtsma and Uwe Timm. The film is accompanied by ironic quotations from Schmidt's work, brilliantly performed by actress Mechthild Großmann, as well as original footage and photographs of Arno Schmidt himself. Thus the film finds a new and entertaining approach to the equally fascinating, as well as idiosyncratic personality of the writer. "A visually and sonically very aesthetic invitation into the world of the writer" (FAZ).