A 16-year-old boy wanders through a wasteland in East Berlin. He regrets a momentous act that will change his life significantly. “I really don‘t know how it all started...“
We begin when Kalle is 10 years old. Alone at night in his hood. His first love. Jugendweihe. Friendships and weddings. Trial, conviction, jail. The world outside keeps on turning. Grandpa misses the GDR. Grandma defeats her addiction. Mother lets of fireworks on Kalle’s 18th birthday. The policewoman watches over their neighborhood. After his return from prison, Kalle begins a breathless journey back to himself.
KALLE KOSMONAUT is a documentary portrait over a period of 10 years, an animated journey through Kalle‘s head, a radically honest and at the same time poetic reflection on love, family, fate and guilt – carried by the hope for a better life.