Director's comment

Youth, freedom, irony, curiosity: Weimar is Modernity at its best and “the” time of German cinema: By far the prime and richest period of our filmmaking. Cinema mirrors the turbulent era of the Twenties. These movies had it all!
But more or less everything of it is forgotten, reduced to two or three footnotes. I wanted to take us all to an adventurous trip to this lost time, a trip which should entertain, move, surprise and remind us all to an open wound in our past.
Siegfried Kracauer, as well a forgotten genious of cultural critique, is the perfect guide to an era, which is fascinating in its contradictions. This fascination and, yes: my love for this time and its cinema, I hope to share.