Schlagerland

Log Line

  • “Schlager” (traditional German-language pop music) might be the most hard-to-kill phenomenon in German pop culture. Whatever crisis the genre went through in the course of modernization, it always came out on its feet – usually stronger than before. But what are the stories behind the scenes of the impeccable “Schlager” world? In how far are its stars real artists and what turns these German songs into commercial evergreens? The 90 minute documentary “Deutschland Schlagerland“ explores the personal stories behind the music, travels to provincial stages and major cities, talks to producers and performers. The aim is ambitious: to explain and to understand the socio-cultural phenomenon “Schlager” as a whole.

  • Director
    Arne Birkenstock

    Writer
    Arne Birkenstock

    Executive Producer
    Konstanze Speidel, Werner Vennewald

    Producer
    Benjamin Seikel

    Release
    22. Februar 2017

    Genre
    Documentary (90 min.)

    Companies
    C-FILMS (DEUTSCHLAND) GmbH, SWR

    Contact
    Stefanie Gimpel