Rescue the Fire

Berlin, 1993. Photographer and artist, Jürgen Baldiga, battles HIV. In the 1990s, the AIDS epidemic reached its climax, to which no one was prepared. Infected bodies and their stories diminish, erasing their existence. Through the death of his friends and subsequently his own, Baldiga becomes the chronicler of his time: "I am taking a picture. I photograph the world. I exist." Identity and history disappear without the persistence of memory. Until the final days of his life, Jürgen documents the exodus that seizes him. Rettet das Feuer (Rescue the Fire) directs the gaze to a piece of West Berlin history and the voices of the collective memory.
Cast
Aron Neubert
Michael Brynntrup
Melitta Poppe
Mignon
Renate
Paula
Sau
Ulf
Axel Wippermann
Credits
Drehbuch (Credit): Jasco Viefhues
Kamera: Hendrik Reichel
Cutter: Reinaldo Pinto Almeida
Produzent: Jasco Viefhues
Ton: Jasco Viefhues, Casper Fischer
Musik: Pionir Seriös
DirectorRegisseur*in: Jasco Viefhues
GenreGattung: fictional
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2018
Recording FormatDrehformat: Digital
Screening FormatScreening Format: 16:9
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit : 24
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis : 16:9
Sound FormatTonformat : Dolby
LanguageSprache : German, English subtitles
Fassung?Fassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit : 81