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Bayern Meets Bangkok

1 November 2017 5 November 2017

All sessions with English/Thai subtitles

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The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF Bayern) proudly present "Bayern meets Bangkok", a film and television showcase from Bavaria, Germany. A selection of five acclaimed films and one television series will be screened at the Goethe-Institut Thailand and Bangkok Screening Room from November 1 to 5, 2017. The films will be shown with both Thai and English subtitles and admission is free.

All tickets to Bayern to Bangkok events are free. Attendees must collect their tickets at least 15 minutes before each session, or tickets will be released to other attendees.



Saturday November 4, 2017, 17:00 Tickets

The Chilean coup of 1973. The masses are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them the young couple Daniel and Lena who, like many others, are arrested by Pinochet’s secret police. Daniel soon finds himself captive in a secret underground interrogation camp of the infamous ex-Nazi cult Colonia Dignidad - a German sect led by the notorious Paul Schäfer. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission but, in fact, it is a place nobody ever escapes from. Desperate to rescue her boyfriend, Lena joins the mysterious cult, hoping to find Daniel there and make their way out. They embark on a dramatic escape. Based on true events

Germany / Luxembourg / France, feature film, colour, 2014/2015
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 110 mins
Main Cast: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist


Welcome To Hindafing

Episode 1-3: Friday November 3, 19:30 Tickets
Episode 4-6: Saturday November 4, 19:30 Tickets

In an area of declining industry, far off the tourist trail, the small parish of Hindafing is trying to build a new image for itself. The young town mayor, Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner), has been pursuing an ambitious plan. Along with his friend, the organic butcher Sepp Goldhammer (Andreas Giebel), he wants to create an organic shopping paradise in town: the Danube village.

But then the administrative head of district, the good-humoured Mr. Pfaffinger (Jockel Tschiersch), makes the heavily indebted mayor a very tempting offer. Zischl is to gain access to the illicit accounts of his deceased father if, in return, he agrees to accept 50 refugees in Hindafing. Always with an eye for the main chance, Zischl agrees and immediately begins to get tied up in his own intrigues.

The arrival of the refugees and the resulting turmoil spark off a number of related anecdotes: the two wives, Gabi Goldhammer (Petra Berndt) and Marie Zischl (Katrin Röver), find themselves having to adapt to completely new roles. The inexperienced but enthusiastic parish priest Krauss (Michael Kranz) falls in love with the young African, Amadou (Joel Sansi). The Turkish-born village policeman, Erol Yildirim (Ercan Karacayli), struggles to bring up his two children single-handed. Soon he attempts to investigate Mayor Zischl's suspected involvement in the drug scene along with other crimes he suspects him of. And finally, there is the story of Karli Spitz (Heinz Josef Braun), who runs the clubhouse and whose very desirable daughter Jackie (Kathrin von Steinburg), cannot remember who the father of her child is.

Germany, 2016, TV-Series with 6 episodes
Director: Boris Kunst
Genre: Satire
Duration approx. 45 mins per episode
Main Cast: Maximilian Brückner, Andreas Giebel, Jockel Schiersch, Petra Berndt, Katrin Röver