A 6-Pack Production for German Television WDR, 1999
Produced by Dom Film, Susanne Dietz
Directed by Maria von Heland
Written by Mani Beckmann, Mathias Dinter, and Maria von Heland
Camera Bernd Fischer
After Martin Lamm’s wife Esther announces that she hired someone to kill him, the famous writer’s life changes rapidly. Just hours later Esther is at the bottom of the river and Martin is on the run from a syndicate of killers together with his new love, Kia – until just recently a killer herself.
Kia’s and Martin’s pasts flash before them as the syndicate, Kia’s cold blooded ex-boyfriend, and Martin’s furious father-in-law chase them to the city. Finally, the lovers decide there’s only one way out: To die before they’re killed. But nothing is what it seems to be. Martin isn’t the writer, Kia isn’t the killer and the real question is: Who’s story is Esther typing from the depth of the river?
Recycled is a thriller-grothesque – A game with love, life, death, time and money.
Nomination: Shooting Star, Baden-Baden 2000
This is a YouTube video with the title song Blixa wrote for the film, which we recorded with Amanda Ooms and Blixa singing.
Nomination: SHOOTING STAR, Maria von Heland/Recycled Baden,Baden Germany 2000