Kampf der Königinnen
Documentary, 70 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director
|Title E:||Battle Of The Queens|
|Title F:||Combats de reines|
by Nicolas Steiner
Germany / Switzerland, February 2011
A film from and about rural Europe capturing a timeless cultural event: a series of head-to-head fights of cows, not bulls, set in a valley in sunny Southern Switzerland. The fights are sudden snorting seesaws, explosions of mass and muscle, archaic and wild. We follow three concurrent story lines: an anxious farmer with his beloved contender, a neurotic unemployed reporter from Zurich come to find a story and a gang of adolescent boys on mopeds trying to catch a pretty girl's eye. This black and white film tries to capture the balance between fascinating tradition and modernity.
Open / CloseCredits
Written by: Nicolas Steiner
World Premiere: February 2011
Original Version: Swiss-German/French (german subtitles), b/w, DCP-Harddisk, 70 min.
Editing: Kaya Inan
Location Sound Mix: Tobias Koch, Sebastian Heeg
Sound Editing: Tobias Koch, Michael Kaczmarek
Sound Design: Tobias Koch
Rerecording Sound Mix: Michael Kaczmarek, Knut Jensen
Music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre
Open / CloseAwards
- Eberswalde, Filmfest Eberswalde, Bester Dokumentarfilm Internationaler Wettbewerb 2011