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      Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me

      Released May 8, 2003 1 hr. 32 min. Drama List
      Reviews A wide-ranging, eclectic group of 19 German poems -- from writers including Friedrich Schiller, Heiner Müller and Paul Celan -- are interpreted in an interconnected series of surreal vignettes. In one, a distraught man (Herman van Veen) scours the ruins of a burned-out house in search of his deceased child; this is set to a reading of Hans Arp's "Sophie." In another, a man wearing medieval armor (David Bennent) interprets a poem by Georg Trakl while marching in a Berlin street. Read More Read Less

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      Synopsis A wide-ranging, eclectic group of 19 German poems -- from writers including Friedrich Schiller, Heiner Müller and Paul Celan -- are interpreted in an interconnected series of surreal vignettes. In one, a distraught man (Herman van Veen) scours the ruins of a burned-out house in search of his deceased child; this is set to a reading of Hans Arp's "Sophie." In another, a man wearing medieval armor (David Bennent) interprets a poem by Georg Trakl while marching in a Berlin street.
      Director
      Ralf Schmerberg
      Screenwriter
      Ralf Schmerberg, Antonia Keinz
      Distributor
      ottfilm GmbH
      Production Co
      Radical Media
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 8, 2003, Wide