TransatlantisTransatlantis

by Christian Wagner

Transatlantis

Synopsis

The myth of the sunken city Atlantis is the focus of an imaginary journey
through the mind of the renowned professor Neuffer.
A class reunion takes him back to his childhood home in the Allgäu
mountains. Whilst he is there, Neuffer's mother dies unexpectedly. Her death and his encounter with his boyhood evoke memories of unfulfilled dreams. Instead of returning to the international research centre CERN, he decides to spend half a year in the place where he spent his childhood and youth.
He is witness to an ominous murder on the local mountain cable car.
Whilst inspector Brack (Joerg Hube), an old school friend of Neuffer's, unearths something mysterious, Neuffer finds himself rapt in a vision which occurs as the autumn mists descend upon the Allgäu mountains: The mythical island of Atlantis never sunk at all, on the contrary, the sinking of the world's oceans has meant that the island is now where nobody ever imagined it could be - on the "roof of the world" in the Himalayas. Fascinated by further pieces of evidence which corroborate his theory, he pursues his idea. Neuffer and a young woman about to leave school, Nele (Birgit Aurell), set off to Tibet in search of the land of dreams. They embark upon an adventurous journey which takes them as far as an unsurmountable barrier...

Director

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
2007 - WOMEN WHILE FLEEING (Frauen auf der Flucht) (DOC)
2006 - WARCHILD - BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY II (Warchild - Stille Sehnsucht)
2002 - GHETTO KIDS
2000 - TEN CRAZY DAYS (Zehn wahnsinnige Tage)
1997 - ZITA - BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY I (short)
1994 - TRANSATLANTIS
1990 - TRAIN
1988 - WALLER'S LAST TRIP (Wallers letzter Gang)
1984 - BORN TO BE FREE IN CAPTIVITY (Eingeschlossen, frei zu sein)
1981 - DER PROPHETOR

Cast

Professor Neuffer - Daniel Olbrychski
Nele - Birgit Aurell
Inspector Brack - Joerg Hube
Solveig - Malgoscha Gebel
Rubacher - Otto Grünmandl

Crew

Written & directed by: Christian Wagner
Producer: Christian Wagner
Director of Photography: Thomas Mauch
Editor: Peter Przygodda
Production Design: Myriande Heller
Music: Florian Ernst Müller
A production of: Christian Wagner Filmproduktion

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / Colour
Length: 116 Min.
Language: German

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