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Of the Salamander's Espousal with the Green Snake


A documentary by René Frölke



Jürgen is a restroom attendant and an artist who never went to art school.
His mother Edeltraud recounts a journey that started a long time ago and
has etched itself into the story of her life. And Günter, the father, always
the silent companion in the background.
The film feels its way into the lives of these three people – the subtle rami-
fications of their stories. The images arising won't be complete. The portrait
of a family, once brought together by coincidence. Their stories tell of families,
dreams, traumas, setbacks and determination, allowing our perspective on
the three people to change again and again. And just when the picture seems
to come into focus, it blurs and is reset again. The film is a search for traces, not
aspiring to come to a conclusion, but rather seeking to endlessly evolve.


Documentary | 94' | HD | Germany 2010
Funded by Filmwerkstatt Kiel.


Directed by: René Frölke
Editor: Karin Schöning
Cinematography: Philipp Diettrich, Jutta Tränkle, René Frölke
Production: Ann Carolin Renninger
In collaboration with HfG Karlsruhe


Awarded with ARTE Documentary Award 2010

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