14-20 November 2016

Das Venedig Prinzip (The Venice Syndrome)

Andreas Pichler

  • Das Venedig Prinzip (Andreas Pichler)
L'Alternativa Hall / Hall Focus #5 / Das Venedig Prinzip


At nightfall, Venice turns into a ghost town. Entire quarters, abandoned by their inhabitants, stand empty, their structures merely providing a myth to serve business interests. This film shows what remains of Venetian life: a subculture of tourist service industries; a soon-to-be-expanded port for monstrous cruisers; Venetians forced onto the mainland by the lack of affordable apartments; an aged noblewoman who treats the municipal council with scorn; and a realtor thinking of abandoning the sinking ship.


After graduating from the ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano, Andreas Pichler studied film and culture at the University of Bologna and philosophy at the Open University in Berlin. Many of his works have been coproduced by European TV channels, including ZDF, ARTE, RAI, ORF, YLE and IKON, and have been presented at several international festivals. In 2004 his film Call Me Babylon was awarded the prestigious German Grimme-Preis Award.


  • Country Germany
  • Year 2012
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 82 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Italian, German
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company FILMTANK
  • Producer Thomas Tielsch, Michael Seeber, Arash T. Riahi, Valerio B. Moser, Andreas Pichler
  • Screenplay Andreas Pichler
  • Photography Attila Boa (as. by Martin Prinoth)
  • Editor Florian Miosge (as. by Caroline Leitner, Sebastian Lipp, Bine Pufal, Gesa Jńger)
  • Music Jan Tilman Schade
  • Sound Stefano Bernardi

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Presented by Ciutat Vella No EstÓ En Venda (Reme Gˇmez)


Friday 18, 18.30 h — Hall CCCB