Overgames (2015)
A woman wearing a white eye mask
A film by Lutz Dammbeck
Sat, 30.04.2016, 7 pm

During his two-month cinema tour, the director and producer of the film, Lutz Dammbeck, will also be making a stop at the ZKM to answer the public’s questions with Peter Weibel after the film screening.
 
In a talk show, actor Joachim Fuchsberger tells the story of how the games of his television show »Nur nicht nervös werden«, shown in West Germany for the first time in 1960, were developed in American psychiatry. To the question »and how many patients watched you?«, he answers, »One crazy, mentally disturbed nation«. What made the Germans, or more precisely, the West Germans, a mentally disturbed nation back then?
 
A film about light-hearted and serious games, measures for re-education and education of self, and the history of ideas of a constant revolution. The characters include: Directors and producers of game shows, psychiatrists, anthropologists and paranoiacs of all persuasions.
 

Website
www.overgames-film.com
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe