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Mach die Musik leiser

Turn Down the Music
Film still from MACH DIE MUSIK LEISER: Three teenagers sit bored in front of a bridge pillar.

Tue 18.06.

  • Director

    Thomas Arslan

  • Germany / 1994
    87 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Andreas Böhmer, Marco Germund, Andy Lehmann, Miguel Buschhauer, Laura Tonke, Irina Hoppe, Marquard Bohm

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Diedrich Diederichsen

It's not easy being young. The end of their school years together is just around the corner for the three 16-year-old friends Frank, Andy and Florian, and decisions about the future - work, army, or high-school diploma? - loom large. Meanwhile, however, they hang out together without saying much, on staircases, at gas stations, under a highway bridge. They smoke, watch girls, listen to music, go to a metal concert, to the disco, the record store, and a drive-in theater. Not even a revolver triggers any excitement. In his film debut, shot in his hometown of Essen with a cast of non-professional actors, Thomas Arslan exposes the gestures and gait of young people and portrays their attitude to life in a phase of upheaval precisely. (bik)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media