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by Bastian Günther


The films follows a man through the post apocalyptic environment of the housing crisis in the Mojave Desert. His job is to rid the pools of foreclosed homes of unwanted pests. On the road through this isolated region, he reflects on alternative ways of living and finds himself in his own solitude. CALIFORNIA CITY is a hybrid film which fluidly crosses the borders between fiction, documentary and essay. The form reflects the narrator's state of mind through feature film elements and an impressionistic use of images, photos and narration.

international title: California City
original title: California City
country: Germany
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Bastian Günther
film run: 84'
release date: DE 20/08/2015
screenplay: Bastian Günther
cast: Jay Lewis, Chelsea Williams, Daniel C. Peart
cinematography by: Michael Kotschi
film editing: Anne Fabini
music: Howe Gelb
producer: Sonia Otto, Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch
production: INDI FILM GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, DFFF, MEDIA
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih
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