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Geschichten vom Kübelkind

Stories of the Dumpster Kid

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The Dumpster Kid (Kristine de Loup) grows from a placenta. Dr. Wohlfahrt from social services finds her on a hospital rubbish dump. In subsequent episodes, she looks for foster parents to take responsibility for the kid and integrate her into society. Dumpster Kid goes to school and to church. Always dressed in a red dress and red tights, she is nosy about everything, asking a few too many questions and taking whatever she desires. She steals and has sex, seducing some and humiliating others. She meets Al Capone and d’Artagnan. She is always in danger, yet immortal.
Ula Stöckl and Edgar Reitz made Geschichten vom Kübelkind in 1969 entirely with their friends, taking on a radical position outside the standard cinema system with their series of 25 16-mm shorts of different lengths. Guests at a pub-cum-cinema in Munich could select the episodes they wanted to watch from a menu.
The Geschichten vom Kübelkind were shown at the very first edition of the International Forum of New Cinema in 1971. Now the series has been digitally restored and will screen alongside Robert Fischer’s documentary Der Film verlässt das Kino: Vom Kübelkind-Experiment und anderen Utopien.

by
Edgar Reitz
Ula Stöckl

Germany 1971

German

220 min · Colour

With

Kristine de Loup (Das Kübelkind)
Bruno Bendel (Kreditfachmann)
Alf Brustellin (d'Artagnan / ein guter Mensch)
Ilse Brustellin (Schwiegermutter)
Hans-Heinrich Brustellin (Schwiegervater / Graf Rochefort)
Antje Ellermann (Hebamme)
Heidewig Fankhänel (Frau Dr. Wohlfahrt)
Peter Finkenstaedt (der junge Mönch)
Jacques Freers (Lord Winter)
Werner Herzog (Hurenmörder)

Crew

Written and directed by
Edgar Reitz, Ula Stöckl
Director of Photography
Edgar Reitz
Editor
Jessy von Sternberg
Music
Ekkehart Kühn
Sound
Guido Reitz
Producer
Edgar Reitz

Biography

Edgar Reitz

Born in Morbach in the Hunsrück region of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1932. He studied German, Journalism and Theatre Studies in Munich, and shot numerous feature, documentary, and experimental films. Edgar Reitz gained international renown with his Heimat trilogy.

Filmography

1967 Mahlzeiten 1969 Cardillac 1971 Geschichten vom Kübelkind; 204 min., Forum 1971, co-directed by Ula Stöckl 1973 Die Reise nach Wien 1979 Der Schneider von Ulm 1984 Heimat – eine Deutsche Chronik; 11 parts 1992 Die zweite Heimat – Chronik einer Jugend; 13 parts 2004 Heimat 3 – Chronik einer Zeitenwende; 6 parts 2013 Die andere Heimat

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Ula Stöckl

Born in Ulm, Germany in 1938, she studied languages in London and Paris. Afterwards she studied at the Institut für Filmgestaltung in Ulm. She has also directed television films and theatre. Ula Stöckl is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Filmography (selection)

1968 Neun Leben hat die Katze; 86 min., Retrospective 1977, Classics 2015 1972 Das goldene Ding; 90 min., Forum 1972, co-directed by Alf Brustellin, Nikos Perakis, Edgar Reitz 1974 Ein ganz perfektes Ehepaar; 90 min., Berlinale 1977 1976 Erikas Leidenschaften; 64 min., Forum 1977 1984 Der Schlaf der Vernunft; 82 min., Forum 1984 · Jakobs Tauben; Forum 1984, 45 min. 1991 Das alte Lied; 82 min., Forum 1992 2015 Die Widerständigen „also machen wir das weiter ...“; 87 Min., Panorama 2015, co-directed by Katrin Seybold

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion
edgar-reitz.com

World sales

Edgar Reitz Filmstiftung