Welcome to the Ore Mountains, Herr Engineer!

Czechia 2014
  • Czech
94 min.

Julius Schmitke is a fifty-seven-yearold German engineer. He feels ill and his body creaks, crunches and groans with age. One day he is sent somewhere to the Czech side of the Ore Mountains to repair one of his old models, a C 174 turbine that, mysteriously, will not stop creaking and squeaking. That, of course, is not the only mystery that awaits him in the Ore Mountains. The more that Julius wanders around the harsh and misty mountains, the more he is surprised that this entire expedition to this ominous and unknown jungle is starting to seem to be a return to old, familiar places to which he once belonged, long ago…

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Director: Štěpán Altrichter
Screenplay: Jan Fusek, Tomáš Končinský, Štěpán Altrichter
Cinematography: Cristian Pirjol
Music: Johannes Repka
Editing: Philipp Wenning, Andrea Schumacher
Production Design: Barbora Kačena, Nadine Schmidt
Producer: Tomáš Vach, Radim Procházka, Jörg Trentmann, Susann Schimk
Cast: Peter Kurth, Helena Dvořáková, Jakub Žáček, Petr Vršek, Lana Cooper, Stephan Grossmann, Vladimír Škultéty, Johann Jürgens, Johanka Schmidtmajerová