Starting today at the cinemas: "Kaptn Oskar" from Tom Lass (Darling Berlin)
The turbulent relationship between Oskar and Alex ends in a big blaze, Alex has set in Oskar’s apartment. So Oskar decides that everything shall be different with the next one and he makes a deal with fun-loving Masha: sleeping together but no making love. They both drift through Berlin and through their lives, sometimes playful, sometimes obsessively. And even Masha has her issues. While trying to build up a “normal” relationship, both Masha and Oskar reach their limits.
Tom Lass was born in 1983 in Munich. He began his acting career at the age of 10 and has been involved with over 50 film and television projects since. In 2005, Lass also began working behind the camera as a production assistant and operator, and more recently as a production and set manager. He and his brother Jakob Lass co-founded the film production company LASS BROS. In 2008, Lass completed his first short film “0 + 0 = 1” and continued to shoot more. His first feature length film was the award-winning “Papa Gold”, which he has followed up with his second feature film “Kaptn Oskar”. “Kaptn Oskar” most recently received the main award at the Oldenburg Film Festival and his lead actress got the Seymour Cassel Award for “Outstanding Performance”.
Some comments from the press about „Kaptn Oskar“:
“With images of touching poetry and tenderness, there are not more than a few love scenes in German cinema that can compete with this little gem.” (3sat (German Culture TV)
“Reminds one of the American Mumblecore movement or the reluctant French cinema of the 1960s.” (Josef Lommer, film critic)
“I consider “Kaptn Oskar“ the most exciting movie since Dominik Graf’s „In Face of a Crime“. (Klaus Lemke, German cult director)
“So tender, ambivalent and fragile, as only real life can be. A must-see! In German cinema, „Kaptn Oskar“ is without equal.” (Kulturnews)
More Information: Kaptn Oskar Homepage.