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Die Lage / Condition

Country: Germany
Year: 2012
Duration: 74'
Direction: Thomas Heise
Writer: Thomas Heise
Cinematographer: Peter Badel, Robert Nickolaus, Maxim Wolfram
Editor: Mike Gürgen
Sound: Robert Nickolaus, Thomas Heise
Music: Konrad “Conny” Bauer
Production: filmproduktion

Narration: Hermann Beyer
Producer: Heino Deckert
World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Spanish premiere

The German word “Lage” (English: condition, position, situation) comes from Middle High German and describes a “position of lying in wait”. Something is going on. This may be “a military, police or security situation: the situation of a military group in relation to their surroundings. A comprehensive view of the threat of government bodies or the reduction of domestic security. A situation which requires the police to act, factors and circumstances for rescue services which describe damaging events and damage prevention.” (

The film Die Lage tells of the very same, when in September 2011 Pope Benedict XVI travelled to Germany as part of his plan to promote New Evangelisation, paying visits to the city of Erfurt and a site in the Eichsfeld region, both in Thuringia. The situation there is as one might expect. A few weeks later at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope announces his decision to declare a “Year of Faith”, to begin on 11 October 2012. “This will be a good opportunity to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith.” (Guide of the apostolic visit of Pope Benedict XVI, ed. Secretariat of the German Bishops Conference)


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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
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Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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