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Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory?




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Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory?

Finding Pictures

Time Warp

Vincenzo Floridia,
or the last rose of Noto

Bussmanns in the Wood


The Picture Chamber of Bruno Schulz

Photo Gallery Index

Organization of 
Events and Speechs

Bio - Filmography

Reflection on my work


Imprint / ©


Film-Trailer English
In memoriam to
Alfred Schreyer

Festivals, Screenings

in PDF A4




Technical Characteristics


A journey througt the 20th century!


The remains of the Grand Hotel “Angst” have been abandoned in an enchanting palm garden. Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory? brings the hotel back to life and transforms it into a timeless metaphor with hotel guests coming from various countries.
By including intuitive time warps and applying a new and original cinematic approach, this fine art film introduces very diverse but wise individuals. Their experiences, tales and philosophies unite in Hotel “Angst” as a mutual reflection on silence, fear and memory. Overlapping forces and the compulsion to repeat industrial mass destruction, the post-war era, the Mafia, politics, National Socialism, totalitarianism and bureaucracy continue to have a lasting effect today.

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Christian Geissler, Prose Writer –  “Among the German writing authors, he was one of most underrated.”, Jürgen Lodemann, Deutschlandradio. “He want the tongue ‘dancing and singing’.”, Sabine Rohlf, Berliner Zeitung.

Prof. Jacub Honigsman, Historian, Philosopher, Survivor of 2 Totalitarian Systems.

Alfred Schreyer, Musician, Survivor of 2 Totalitarian Systems.

Yuri Andrukhovych, Prose Writer, Poet, Essayist, and Translator. Wikipedia His works have been translated and published in Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Russia, Finland, Italy, Canada and the United States.

Emmanuel Weintraub, Translator (Adenauer – De Gaulle), Philosopher, Shoah-Survivor, Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions.

Tuviah Friedman, Partisan, Shoah-Survivor, The Nazi Hunter (Eichmann) Wikipedia.

Corrado Assenza, Philosopher, Agronomist, Pastry Chef. – Caffe Sicilia: Expect the Unexpected, From Gelato to Armani. 

Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, Politician FDP (liberal German party), German Parliament Member in the Kohl-Government. Her parents played an active role in the resistance against the Nazis.

Prof. Girolamo Lo Verso, psychoanalyst, author “La psiche mafiosa“, friend of the killed Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone.

Mordechai Padiehl, director Righteous among the Nations, Yad Vashem.

Shalom Lavi, Yom Kippur-War-Veteran, for 8 months Syrian prisoner and Pacifist without hate.

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Screenplay, Regie, Camera, Editing, Special Effects
Benjamin Geissler
Giancarlo Pancaldi

Marek Śląski
Andrea Masciocchi

Guglielmo Pagnozzi
Nino Jvania

Stephan Konken

Production & © MMIX Benjamin Geissler Filmproduktion 
Post-production with finacial support by: 
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH 

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Noto • Palermo • Bordighera – Italy • Haifa • Jerusalem – Israel • Dohobycz • Lemberg • Iwano-Frankiwsk – Ukraine • Paris – France • Wien – Austria • Upper Silesia – Poland • Rupperswil – Switzerland • Westerwald • Berlin • Hamburg • Saarbrücken • Hammelburg • East Frisia – Germany.

Technical Characteristics

Germany 2009, Länge: 98’ min., color,
Format: Digibeta und DVD 16:9, Dolby SR 5.1
Original version: 
German, English, Italian, hebrow.
with subtitles in: German, English, Italian, French, Portuguese

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Festivals, Screenings

World premiere - 17. Filmfest Hamburg, Germany 2009

Encontros Cinematográficos, Teatro Municipal da Guarda, PORTUGAL, 2010

Distribution - World Sales:

Benjamin Geissler Filmproduktion

Grandweg 90 B

D-22529 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 - 40 - 551 66 82

For further informations: info(at)

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