Sunday, August 24, 2014

RIP Florian Flicker

German filmmaker Florian Flicker died in Vienna, Austria two days after his 49th birthday on August 22, 2014, from cancer. Born on August 21, 1965 in Salzburg, Germnay, Flicker best known for his film “The Raid” (2000) also was the director and wrote the script for the 2006 documentary “No Name City” on the Western theme park in Wöllersdorf, Austria. The film concerns itself with the Western theme park near Vienna and a handful of 'residents' (the people who work there) who are living on the small line between reality and fiction”. Yearning to live "outside of the fence," they chase their dreams and hoped to catch individualistic freedom, a life between fiction and reality. Together the inhabitants of No Name City try desperately to keep the five year old city and their dreams, alive, despite the constantly changing owners and lack of income from tourists and visitors.

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