|"Piste Perdu", DR Denmark|
Thursday, October 25, 2012
|"Category 5: How I Rescued Fats Domino|
From Hurricane Katrina", SRF Switzerland
"Category 5: How I Rescued Fats Domino From Hurricane Katrina" ("Category 5: Wie ich Fats Domino aus dem Hurrikan Katrina rettete", SRF) tells the fictional story of Dudeck, a hyped up German hypochondriac who makes it his end-of-life mission to find the Fat Man in the flooded city. A trip from comedy to slapstick and back.
A dead body lies on the floor of a well-respected publishing house, and soon after the police have started investigating, crime scene photos leak out to the internet. They show a decisive detail: an office pass protruding from the dead man's pocket, and the deputy director's hand secretly removing it. "From Heaven to Earth" (Radio Russia): From Russia with suspense.
1941. Reykjavík is occupied by British troops. "The Situation" (RÚV, Iceland) tells the story of the 16-year old Gudrún falling in love with Bob, a 18-year old soldier, despite Icelandic laws forbidding youths any contact with the foreigners. As Gudrún's and Bob's love persists bad luck is closing in on her.
German art students took the four elements earth, fire, water and air, to which they added a fifth, ice. They created five short scenarios of a planet in terminal disorder. "Air" ("Luft", RBB/ARD) takes us to the abandoned zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Few people live here, a couple of militia men and old people waiting to die in their run down farm houses. Maria, pregnant and bleeding, asks Corvin, the young doctor, to help her give birth to her child. The child, of course, is dead.
|"Foreign Bodies", Polish Radio|
|"Hans Flesch": Memorial plate in the Haus des Rundfunks.|