The city in 100 emotional seconds
Cut racily, produced in an artistically high-value manner and mixed with the needed pinch of emotionality: The official image spot of Kaiserslautern shows an impressive image of the World Cup city and its people. The premier of the 100 second long film was on 9 December at the World Cup group drawing in Leipzig.
The nine year old street soccer player kicks the ball at an interactive wall which opens the playing device into a virtual room and lets you emerge in a time trip. The World Cup final in 1954 in Bern, Kaiserslautern and the regions, a production of the Palatine theater. Images pass by and end in a futuristic scene from the IT field. The film lives without off texts, in addition to original sounds, excerpts from the soccer musical "Abydos" from Andy Kuntz can be heard (premiere in the Palatine Theater on 25 February 2006).
Next to the actress Geertje Nissen and the theater director Johannes Reitmeier, Andy Kuntz is as much an "actor" in the film as Dr. Markus Merk. The film ends with the FIFA referee when the ball lands in his hands. Final whistle of an emotional picture galery.
And at the same time the kick off for the soccer World Cup 2006.
The film was shot in 35 millimeters and digitally processed. The concept and the idea come from the Kaiserslautern advertising agency Antares, the spot was produced by the production company Effects (Kaiserslauteren). By the way, the head of this company Karl Heinz Christmann has even worked with the star director Roland Emmerich. And the project manager Edgar Gerhards from Antares is sure: "The new film about Kaiserslautern has an international format."
The image spot will be shown at events leading up to and during the soccer World Cup 2006. After the drawing the film will also be seen in the internet.
Kaiserslautern, November 24, 2005