With “Fisch im Fell” (English title: “Fish in the Fur“) on the Artkeim² label, UCM.ONE is bringing an extraordinary film to German cinemas on May 25, 2023. The cinema film was produced in the youth work of the Protestant regional church of Braunschweig with professional accompaniment and guest stars such as Frederick Lau and Dieter Hallervorden.
The theatrical release premiere will take place in Berlin on Thursday 25 May at the Kant Kino at 8.30 pm, followed after the theatrical release by a presentation of the film in June at the Protestant Church Congress in the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg.
It is supposed to be more than just an excursion. Once a year, the village youth group goes away for a few days to experience fellowship and leisure away from home. But this time it is to be more than just fun and recreation. Much more. After a serious fire, the meeting place of six youths, a small hut, is completely destroyed, revealing a casket hidden under the floorboards. The mysterious contents call the group around Lydia to South Tyrol in the mountains. For Theo in his wheelchair, the tour is unthinkable. But he, of all people, is enthusiastic about the idea. He loves the mountains, for him the trip would be a dream. After initial scepticism, Sarah, Johanna, Finn and Luca agree. The journey begins. The destination is a cave near the summit.
Not only the encounter with the transgender punk Ninja causes tensions in the group, but also the hike with the experienced mountain guide Peter brings up fears and self-doubt among the young people. The repercussions tug at the cohesion of the teens among themselves. Can they reach their goal despite the difficulties? And what will await them when they solve the riddle of the mysterious find from the silver capsule?
What is special about this film project is that the young people from the Harz region not only play the main roles, but also had the idea for the film and produced it together with the youth deacon and the professional film team led by director Dean Benzin and screenwriter Christian Pasquariello. The budget for the film was collected by the Protestant Regional Church of Braunschweig, and the film tells of personal everyday life and secret spinning, of diversity and climate protection as well as social media.
“Fisch im Fell” is a great adventure that begins with a mystery and takes the young people on a journey from the Harz region to South Tyrol in search of a secret cave in the Alps.