Do their motorbikes run on petrol or adrenaline? In a dizzying game with death, the hell-riders at a fairground make their breathtaking rounds along the walls of a steep wooden tub. Their contempt for the risks is depicted with great visual power, and the spectacular stunts have a perilous beauty. ‘Motodrom’ is an ode to a vanishing fairground attraction for real men.
Award-winning writer and director Joerg Wagner was born in 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany. After his graduation in Audiovisual Mediadesign in 1993, he moved to Hamburg and worked as a projectionist. In 1995 he started working for the Hamburg Short Film Agency, where he became Head of Distribution in 1997. In 2001, he directed his debut short ‘Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job’, which screened at over 150 festivals and won 17 international awards. The hilarious parody of work safety films soon became a cult classic and is now considered to be the most successful German short film ever.
2006, 10' 2006'', bw, 35 mm
Peter Drittenpreis, Patrick Orth, Ayhan Salar
HKP 9, Dirk Manthey Production