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by Axel Ranisch
Germany 2015 102 min German original version

fri 13 nov 10:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne

Script: Heiko Pinkowski, Axel Ranisch, Peter Trabner, DoP: Dennis Pauls, Editor: Milenka Nawka, Guernica Zimgabel, Production: Sehr gute Filme, Producers: Anne Baeker, Dennis Pauls, Heiko Pinkowski, Axel Ranisch, Cast: Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Robert Gwisdek, Oliver Korittke, Iris Berben

Tobias and Bottle are best buddies. Both bearded, both chubby and both in best of moods from the third drink. Boozing by night and hung-over by daylight – family and job go to hell. It’s not that easy for an alcoholic to get rid of his best friend Bottle, the fatal spiral keeps on spinning. After HEAVY GIRLS and I FEEL DISCO the new high-proof tragi-comical, addictive feature film by multi-talent Axel Ranisch.
"In ALKI ALKI Axel Ranisch pays homage to excess, there’s no limits to his factory’s fantasy. The film dives deep into the juiced world of boozed Tobias, we go directly to Tobias’ state of mind. Mr. Ranisch’s art lies in showing the tragedy at the same time. Not to gloss over all the alcoholic fun taking Tobias thru life." (

Biography: Axel Ranisch was born in the summer of 1983 as a chubby child to a pair of competitive athletes in the beautiful borough of Lichtenberg, Berlin. After years of longstanding sceptisism about the medium, Axel shot his first short film in 2002, and in the subsequent seven years he directed and produced about 80 short films. From 2004 to 2011 he studied directing at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam under Rosa von Praunheim an Andreas Kleinert. Since 2002, his films have been shown at more than 200 smaller and larger film festivals and received awards again and again.

Filmography (selection): 2005 HOLLBÜLLHUUS; PAS DE DEUX, 2006 LIEBE LIEBE ... (all short films), 2007 DER WILL NUR SPIELEN, 2011 DICKE MÄDCHEN, 2012 ROSAKINDER; REUBER, 2013 ICH FÜHL MICH DISCO (ex 26), 2015 ALKI ALKI

Awards: Predicate "Especially valuable" (Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung, Wiesbaden/Germany 2015)

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