Compelling Satan

| 105 min

In this collaborative film made by students from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, former public prosecutor and actor Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, sues a public broadcasting station. In documentary and fictional scenes, it follows his trial against a system demanding compulsory conformity and unimaginativeness. Sociopolitical, aesthetical and personal perspectives are clearly defined, developed narratively and confronted with one another. Numerous film professionals have their say. They radically oppose the practical constraints and routines of German cinema and television production, which would like to force all forms of experimental moving image culture into a niche existence. A film that parallels an incendiary leaflet!