Brief synopsis

In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank's studio, a farmhouse near Cologne. Plank, one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, produced recordings that revolutionized music and are still as valid as ever.

Dying at only 47, Plank left behind a wife, actress Christa Fast and a 13-year-old-son, Stephan. Now, 20 years on, Stephan sets out to find his father, the film taking a journey through music history as well as around the world, to give an unusually intimate and emotional view of the artists, their work with Conny Plank and the many musical traces he left behind.

(Quelle: German Films)


ColoristNatalie Maximova
PregradingIrina Weiner
Colorist Dailies
Colorist Dailies
Director of photographyFrank Griebe
Director of photographyRoman Schauerte
DirectorStephan Plank
DirectorReto Caduff
EditorMaxine Goedicke
ProducerMilena Fessmann
ProducerPaul Zischler
Ko-Produzent zischlermann filmproduktion
Ko-Produzent zischlermann filmproduktion
ProducerStephan Plank
Set manager/ floor managerCarlotta Cornehl
ScreenwriterReto Caduff
ScreenwriterZiska Riemann
ScreenwriterStephan Plank
Production sound mixerChristian Hermans
Production sound mixerPatrick Veigel
Sound designerRainer Heesch
Sound editorJohannes Kunz
Commissioning editorJutta Krug
Commissioning editorOliver Schwehm

Production companies

Sugar Town Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]
Cine Plus Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
in Koproduktion
in Koproduktion
Zischlermann Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
in Koproduktion
in Koproduktion
WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]
in Zusammenarbeit
in Zusammenarbeit
Arte [de/fr]
in Zusammenarbeit
in Zusammenarbeit




TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingFrancearteFriday, 03/05/2019, 11.20 PM
First showingGermanyarteFriday, 03/05/2019, 9.45 PM


Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 05/10/2017
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 28/09/2017