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by David Sieveking


The unparalleled success story of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began in the Himalayas. With the aim of spreading his meditation practice and, in a bid to attain world peace, this Indian guru travelled to Hollywood at the end of the fifties where he secured a great many prominent followers including, later on, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Clint Eastwood. Today, almost six million people all over the world practice transcendental meditation (TM). David, a young filmmaker in search of inspiration, also decides to try this method of meditation – after all, his idol, director David Lynch, has assured him personally that TM is a source of creativity and the key to success.

international title: David Wants to Fly
original title: David Wants to Fly
country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: David Sieveking
film run: 96'
screenplay: David Sieveking
cinematography by: Adrian Stähli
film editing: Martin Kayser-Landwehr
music: Karl Stirner
producer: Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Johannes Rosenberger, Werner Schweizer
production: Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion, Navigator Film Produktion, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
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