NICE PLACES TO DIE accompanies people who share their lives with the dead and some literally with corpses. What are these people like who live in cemeteries or who keep a deceased at home? How is someone’s life affected when you deal with the dead every day. Told by the son of an undertaker, the audience is taken on a journey from the stunning mountains of Argentina, the vibrant city of Manila and the earthy hardness of Cairo, to the exotic island of Sulawesi, to places that all have something in common. Life!
BERND SCHAARMANN studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His films include: the shorts DELICATE (1996), EIN BISSCHEN MORD MUSS SEIN (2000), FLASHBACK (2001), and WORST CASE (2003), the compilation films DAS VERHÖR (2000) and ZWEISAMKEIT (2000), and the documentaries LEBEN UND STERBEN IN CASTROP-RAUXEL (TV) and NICE PLACES TO DIE (2015). Bernd Schaarmann passed away unexpectedly shortly after the completion of his last film.