Luxembourg life in all its various facets
This summer RTL Today is presenting a new 24-part documentary series taking an offbeat look at Luxembourg life. While they are subtitled in English, there is no voice-over, with people speaking their various languages. The series was first broadcast on RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in 2015.
Each episode is the work of a different director from the K-13 collective. He or she follows a person within their community, permitting the spectator, through that person's daily life, dreams and personal conflicts, to immerse themselves in a new reality. Containing no commentary or judgements, the series is inspired by documentary observation films, giving each producer the chance to offer his own view on a given situation.
Between a drug addict's woes and the adventures of a Luxembourg family on holiday, the episodes can take on a more serious or light tone. All concern a single person's destiny, but are at the same time incorporated into a larger socio-cultural community, which is finally that of Luxembourg. The complementary nature of the various episodes give the viewer a highly-nuanced view of our country and its inhabitants.
routwäissgro: episode 4 - "A Winter’s Tale"
Directed by: Jean-Louis Schuller
Being stuck in the vicious circle of drug addiction, Petz enters a detox programme to change his life for good. Wantermäerchen takes us on a journey through the ups and downs of a heroin addict who tries to overcome his past.
About Jean-Louis Schuller...
Jean-Louis Schuller is a director and cinematographer born in Luxembourg. He completed a BA in Cinematography at the IAD in Brussels before moving to London, where he graduated from the MA course in cinematography at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in 2008. His documentary High/Low was awarded Best Documentary at the 2012 Luxembourg Film Prize whereas Chungking Dream was featured in the Clermont-Ferrand film festival and acquired by the MUDAM Collection.