For a short time of Napoleon

For a short time of Napoleon

For a short time of Napoleon

  Twenty years ago, realized the moviemakers and forklift driver Wolfgang Krone his dream: He was making a feature film about the campaigns of Napoleon – on Super-8 and with the promising title “The Memoirs of Grenadier Rousseau. Crown acted not only as a director and producer in one person, but he gave in his film and the brilliant commander and took care of the costumes themselves – to this end he had visited a sewing class. Money was scarce and the shooting continued for several years the ambitious project, which took care of Krones hometown of Hanover for some attention.

After completion of the work was, however, interest waned significantly, hardly anyone wanted to see the movie and it was quiet at the Napoleon of Lower Saxony. He allowed them to not be misled, however, and continued on his way consistently as an artist. At present, for example, he tried a self-written musical with the title Unemployed and no woman are on their feet, reflects how many of his projects including his own situation. For since the death of his mother’s crown lives alone, his efforts to find a partner for life, have all failed. In parallel, he is pushing for a career as a pop singer, but found as well as his other activities but little chance of success and recognition, at least not in the big circle.

, Bart van Esch has introduced the loser in a sensitive portrait of Hanover, where he brings his protagonists with the comrades of those days. They are still – 20 years after the project Napoleon – quite impressed by the courage and commitment of their representation rider or comment on more than slightly over distances Krones vision. It manages to filmmaker Bart van Esch best to keep the balance, because nothing would be easier than to make fun of Krones in the execution of amateurish work. Van Esch, however, takes seriously the crown, also known as self-made artist who believes in what he does and loves it. With or without success. For crown white: “… if it is not a success, you have to learn from defeats. Napoleon would have seen the same way. “A moving film about a man who goes his own way unwaveringly, a truly loving, for that and nothing else does the word” amateur “.

Title: For a short time of Napoleon Country of production: Germany, the Netherlands Year of production: 2004 Length: 90 (Min) (# ) Distribution: Salzgeber

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