Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes

Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog

A dog explains how he came to be transformed from an unemployed communist filmmaker into a canine with a philosophical bent: Young filmmaker Julian – ironically played by Julian Radlmaier himself – falls for young expat Camille, and offers her the leading part in his wannabe communist fairy tale film. Surprisingly, she follows him in his search for inspiration, leftist ideals, and enlightenment. A quirky political comedy on living and filmmaking. Proletarian revolutions might not generally be triggered by romantic desires, but in Julian Radlmaier’s comically absurd Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog, it doesn’t seem such a far-fetched proposition. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Biography
JULIAN RADLMAIER, born in 1984, is a German-French-Swiss filmmaker based in Berlin. He studied at the DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin and worked as an assistant director for Werner Schroeter. Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog, his second feature, is his graduate thesis film. // Films (selection): The Tramp (2010, short), Der Aufstand der Plebejer (2011, short), Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa (A Spectre Is Haunting Europe, 2013, short), Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen (A Proletarian Winter’s Tale, 2014), Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes (Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog, 2017)
Competition Fiction 2017
Julian Radlmaier
Germany 2017
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Julian Radlmaier
Cinematography Markus Koob
Editing Julian Radlmaier
Sound/Sounddesign Kai Ziarkowski, Christian Obermaier
With Julian Radlmaier, Deragh Campbell, Kyung-Taek Lie, Beniamin Forti, Ilia Korkashvili, Zurab Rtveliashvili, Bruno Derksen, Anton Gonopolski, Johanna OrsiniRosenberg, Mex Schlüpfer
Producer(s) Kirill Krasovskiy (faktura film, DE), DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DE), RBB (DE)
faktura film Zillestraße 65 10585 Berlin Germany
Austrian Premiere
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Distribution
Liechtensteinstraße 17/18
1090 Wien, Austria

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere