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DR. KETEL

by Linus de Paoli

synopsis

Berlin’s notorious Neukoelln district. The near future. A time in which the health system has collapsed. A man works in the shadows and without license as a doctor. He has no practice, no appointments system. He treats people in the courtyards and streets – everywhere he’s needed, stealing medicine from pharmacies. Nobody knows his name or that by day he’s the caretaker of a shabby tenement building. He pushes boundaries and suffers defeats that cost him the last of his strength. Forced to adopt the role of a shadow, an outlaw, he is confronted with the question as to whether he really is a doctor.

original title: Dr. Ketel
country: Germany
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Linus de Paoli
film run: 80'
screenplay: Linus de Paoli, Anna de Paoli
cast: Ketel Weber, Franziska Rummel, Pit Bukowski, Sema Poyraz
cinematography by: Nikos Welter
film editing: Linus de Paoli
art director: Daniela Petrozzi
music: Felix Raffel
producer: Anna de Paoli
production: Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
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