2016 Official Selection, film index



  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Based on interviews of former inmates, this is a glimpse into the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. An account of political imprisonment, forced labour and enormous profits.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Kaputt

    Directed by: Volker SCHLECHT, Alexander LAHL

    A filmmaker and illustrator, Volker Schlecht was born in Radeberg, Germany, in 1968. He studied Communication Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, then later went on to teach in the Animation Department at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. In 2002, he co-founded the collaborative label Drushba Pankow alongside Alexandra Kardinar. He currently works as a professor of Sequential Illustration at the BTK University of Art and Design in Berlin.

    Born in Berlin in 1979, Alexander Lahl studied Cultural Sciences in Berlin, Wroclaw and Frankfurt (Oder). Cofounder of the media label Die Kulturingenieure, he works as a writer, filmmaker and producer. One of his latest collaborations with Max Mönch was a highly acclaimed graphic novel about the last days of the German Democratic Republic. His current work is focused around the subject of oceans.

    Country: Germany

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 07 min 02 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Volker SCHLECHT, Alexander LAHL

    Production: DIE KULTURINGENIEURE, Alexander LAHL

    Distribution: DIE KULTURINGENIEURE, Alexander LAHL

    Artistic direction: Volker Schlecht

    Script: Max Moench, Alexander Lahl

    Graphics: Volker Schlecht

    Storyboard: Volker Schlecht

    Layout: Volker Schlecht

    Animation: Volker Schlecht

    Compositing: Volker Schlecht

    Music: Hannes Schulze

    Sound: Hannes Schulze

    Editing: Volker Schlecht

    Voice: Birgit Willschuetz, Gabriele Stoetzer