Kampf der Königinnen

Kampf der Königinnen

Documentary, 70 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director

Title E:Battle Of The Queens
Title F:Combat 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.


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Directed by: Nicolas Steiner
Written by: Nicolas Steiner

World Premiere: February 2011
Original Version: Swiss-German/French (german subtitles), b/w, DCP, 70 min.


Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Nicolas Steiner
Producer: Malte Can, Nicolas Steiner

Cinematography: Markus Nestroy
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

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World Rights: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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Distribution Switzerland: Cineworx GmbH
VOD Rights: iTunes

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  • Eberswalde, Filmfest Eberswalde, Bester Dokumentarfilm Internationaler Wettbewerb 2011

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