It’s 1982 and shooting for Ingo Sachs’ new film 'Coolhaze' is well underway. Sachs is an ambitious director, as well as a megalomaniac who has lost touch with reality. He pushes his crew to their limits – especially his overwhelmed assistant Spank, who reacts to the pressure by throwing hysterical fits on the set and terrorizing the actors. Sachs envisions his movie as part blockbuster, part stylish avant-garde film, in which the themes of revenge and self-justice figure prominently. To guarantee commercial and critical success, the director is aiming for a cross between the Charles Bronson vigilante thriller 'Death Wish' and Heinrich von Kleist’s novella 'Michael Kohlhaas'.
Coolhaze is a motorcycle dealer from New York. On the way to New Jersey to deliver some bikes, he and his colleague Shaggy run into Coolhaze’s old high school rival Coby Burner. Now a corrupt police officer, Burner confiscates their motorbikes. After Coolhaze fails to find any support, even from the public prosecutor’s office, he decides to take matters into his own hands. A fight over the bikes and the resulting personal tragedy trigger a brutal campaign of vengeance in which Coolhaze, the pacifist, morphs into a mass murderer.
Heinz Strunk, Rocko Schamoni and Jacques Palminger are Studio Braun. These three outstanding musicians, actors, writers and entertainers have long stood for comedy that goes beyond the boring mainstream, in the tradition of Valentin, Gerhard Polt, Loriot, Helge Schneider and Heino Jäger. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper called them “The godfathers of telephone terror” for their infamous prank calls. Two of comedy trio’s members are also known for their bestselling autobiographical novels: Heinz Strunk for 'Fleisch ist mein Gemüse' ('Meat is My Vegetable') and Rocko Schamoni for 'Dorfpunks' ('Small-Town Punks'). 'Go to Hell, Ingo Sachs' is Studio Braun’s first production for the Deutsches Theater.
Orchestra André Matov (guitar), Charlotte Greve (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet), Christopher Colaco (piano), Derek Scherzer (percussion), Florian Menzel (principal trumpet), Geoffroy Dabrock (trombone), Gregor Fuhrmann (cello), Isabel Würdinger (2nd violin), Jenny Marielle Dilg (1st violin), Johannes Böhmer (2nd trumpet), Jörg Hochapfel (keyboard), Malte Schiller (tenor saxophone, flute), Marie Renault (viola), Runa Isene (1st violin), Sherin Sorour (2nd violin), Tom Berkmann (double bass)
Video Eva Könnemann
World Premiere November 18, 2011
Felix GoeserCharles Bronson / Michael Coolhaze
Ole LagerpuschIngo Sachs
Moritz GroveSpank / Coby Burner / Luther
Anita VulesicaBonnie / Mammy
Katrin WichmannJeanette / Dotty
Jens RachutHost / Clown / Cat
Heinz StrunkMother Coolhaze
Jacques PalmingerBlue Note
Malin Nagel / Hannes OppermannLive-Camera / Clapperboard
Nicole LoweryMake-up woman Mila
Martina Jonigkscript girl
Studio Braunas Studio Braun
Charles Bronson / Michael Coolhaze
Spank / Coby Burner / Luther
Malin Nagel / Hannes Oppermann
Live-Camera / Clapperboard