Pipeline: Films

By far, there are more leads under artist name and film title.  Therefore, those two areas will have dedicated pages, here listing the titles alphabetically.

Any readers wishing to share a digital version of a film can do so anonymously.  My preference is the location where a film can be downloaded or a Magnet Link.  If you wish to share a copy privately, that can be handled as well so long as it is less than 2GB in size.  Pigtails has a Dropbox account from which this can be done. Contact Ron (using the contact form) if you are interested in sharing and need detailed instructions.  If you have a DVD and a computer with a CD drive, I can tell you how to format the movie so it can be transferred.

Eene meene mopel (German, 1992–1994): I had a small excerpt from this show, but I could not find out anything about it.  One of our German readers was kind enough to do some digging and offer some information.  It was praised for its revolutionary format: little acts done by children (such as tongue twisters or playing guitar) accompanied by short films. The image below comes from one of those film clips and it is not clear if the girl featured, Katharina, appears in other films.  In it, she and her father build a paper castle from which a ghost William emerges.  The red and yellow X in the top left are the logo of the TV channel Kinderkanal, but apparently this series first broadcast on MDR, a regional channel from East Germany (DDR).  There is some information on this show in German (here and here) and I would like to find someone who has any complete episodes.

Eene Meene Mopel (c1993) (1)

Eene Meene Mopel (c1993) (1)

Eene Meene Mopel (c1993) (2)

Eene Meene Mopel (c1993) (2)

Passion Despair, 2011: This film has not yet been released in DVD even though it was a recent release. It was banned in several countries because it is a documentary about a Swiss-born Moldovan photographer who shot images of naked girls to be sold on the internet. I was told that its showing at film festivals may have gotten the protagonist into legal trouble. This connects to an artist I am covering and I really need the background information.  I tried to contact the director, Steff Gruber, but he seems to have been incommunicado since 2015. According to kino.net, this film will soon be released (along with others), but that notice has been unchanged on the site since 2015. When one telephones the company, there is a receptionist who refuses to give a straight answer and says she has to ask her boss about the release date. Anyone knowing how to contact Gruber or Daniel Leuenberger are encouraged to come forward. [180504]