Melancholy and Ease – A special exhibition for Helmut Dietl

Special Presentation in the Mediathek Fernsehen

29 June 2018 to 30 September 2018

Many quotes from Helmut Dietl’s television series, such as “A bissl was geht immer” (A little bit is always possible) from MONACO FRANZE – DER EWIGE STENZ (1983) or “Ich scheiß’ dich zu mit meinem Geld” (I’ll screw you over with my money) from KIR ROYAL (1986), became bons mots. With his characteristic blend of Schwermut und Leichtigkeit (melancholy and ease), the author, director and producer, who died in 2015, also influenced feature films that include SCHTONK! (1992), ROSSINI – ODER DIE MÖRDERISCHE FRAGE, WER MIT WEM SCHLIEF (1997) and VOM SUCHEN UND FINDEN DER LIEBE (2005).

In this special presentation, the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen is providing first insights into Dietl’s extensive estate, which his widow, Tamara Dietl, has given to the museum. Selected exhibits illustrate the film and television director’s working methods. A media compilation in the television hall of mirrors (3rd floor) presents recurring motifs and topoi from Helmut Dietl’s entire oeuvre. Dietl’s films and numerous interviews with him can be screened individually in their entirety at six stations in the Mediathek Fernsehen (Television Media Library, 4th floor).


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