In Lake Constance, the fifth store of Europe’s biggest pharmacy chain opened in 2017. Even more nappies and toothpaste for the tourist shoppers from Switzerland. Until 2016, the location used to be the residence of the Scala Filmpalast. When Douglas Wolfsperger arrives, the protests are just in full swing – it’s the last rebellion of a dying cinema. He talks to movie enthusiasts and bureaucratic local councilmen. Town centers and the meaning of culture are changing. But who are the wirepullers?
DOUGLAS WOLFSPERGER was born in 1957. Active as a writer, producer and director, his films include: LEBE KREUZ UND STERBE QUER (1985), KIES (1986), PROBEFAHRT INS PARADIES (1992), HEIRATE MIR! (1999), BELLARIA – AS LONG AS WE LIVE! (2001), RIDERS OF THE SACRED BLOOD (2003), DID YOU EVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME? (2005), LONG JOURNEY INTO THE LIGHT (2007), THE DISCARDED FATHER (2008), DOUBLE LIFE (2011), BRUNDIBAR REVISITED (2014), and SCALA ADIEU (2018).