Full Metal Village

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Full Metal Village
Full Metal Village poster.jpg
Directed by Sung-Hyung Cho
Produced by Helge Albers
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Konstantin Kröning
Written by Sung-Hyung Cho
Starring Uwe Trede
Lore Trede
Klaus H. Plähn
Irma Schaack
Eva Waldow
Music by Peyman Yazdanian
Cinematography Marcus Winterbauer
Edited by Sung-Hyung Cho
Distributed by Zorro Film (Germany) (Theat.)
Release dates
  • November 2, 2006 (2006-11-02) (Lübeck Nordic Film Days)
  • April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) (Germany)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

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[1] 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:[2] 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.


  1. ^ Full Moon Productions synopsis of the film
  2. ^ Awards & Nominations for Full Metal Village at the IMDB, retrieved 29 April 2008

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