Full Metal Village
|Full Metal Village|
|Directed by||Sung-Hyung Cho|
|Produced by||Helge Albers
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
|Written by||Sung-Hyung Cho|
Klaus H. Plähn
|Music by||Peyman Yazdanian|
|Edited by||Sung-Hyung Cho|
|Distributed by||Zorro Film (Germany) (Theat.)|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Full Metal Village is a 2007 documentary film about the lives of the residents of a small village in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Wacken, in a series of interviews and visual tableaux as it prepares for the annual Wacken Open Air Festival. Taglined "Ein Heimatfilm", the director Sung-Hyung Cho explores the relationship of the 1,800 resident townsfolk and the brief annual influx of 70,000 metal music enthusiasts who attend the open-air concert.
Notable scenes of the film are elderly villagers who confess to have 'heard' that the concert-goers worship Satan, and over-enthusiastic concert-goers headbanging to the traditional regional anthem played by a local fire department band to open the festival.
The film has so far garnered all three awards for which it has been nominated: the 2007 Best Documentary at the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, the 2006 Best Documentary at the Hessian Film Award (prior to the film's theatrical release) and the 2007 Max Ophüls Award at the Max Ophüls Festival.
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