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Empire Me: New Worlds Are Happening! (2011)

Empire Me - Der Staat bin ich! (original title)
Handmade utopias - a filmic search for the worldwide phenomenon of the micronation movement. Do-it-yourself states that have distanced themselves from the economic and political ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Poet

Writer:

Paul Poet
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Poet ... Self (Narrator)
John Rinaldi John Rinaldi ... Chicken John
Dark Dark Dark Dark Dark Dark ... Swimming Cities Live Band
Caledonia Curry Caledonia Curry ... Swoon
Tod Seelie Tod Seelie ... Swimming Cities Photographer
Formica Coriandolo Formica Coriandolo ... Formica from Damanhur
Achim Ecker Achim Ecker ... Achim from ZeGG
Prince Leonard Prince Leonard ... Prince Leonard of Hutt River (as Leonard Casley)
Michael Bates Michael Bates ... Prince Michael of Sealand
Esperide Ananas Esperide Ananas ... Esperide from Damanhur
Erwin Strauss Erwin Strauss ... Self
James Bates James Bates ... Prince James of Sealand
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Handmade utopias - a filmic search for the worldwide phenomenon of the micronation movement. Do-it-yourself states that have distanced themselves from the economic and political mainstreaming of globalization. A road movie covering land, water and the wildest realms of the imagination. Simultaneously creative documentary and pulsating cultural portrait, the film traces a new "unplugged" generation - their motives, their anxieties and their dreams. A film that shows how this generation realizes its escapist fantasies in new economic and political forms and how they collide with oppressive everyday realities. Written by PaulPoet@gmx.net

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The Empire is You! See more »

Genres:

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Clips from the movie were used in 2016 in the very sexual music video "Feel the smell of the spray" by french Techno artist Judith Juillerat (Lentonia Records), directed by Nicotine/Raoul Duke. See more »

Soundtracks

Something by Myself
Written by Marshall laCount / Nona Invie
Performed by Dark Dark Dark
Courtesy of Dark Dark Dark 2010
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Great Movie!
16 February 2018 | by irmgard_bergerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday for the first but fore sure not the last time! Such a fascinating and staggering theme directed so thrilling! unbelieveable pictures!

Everybody should see this movie and take these 6 stories to heart. Nowadays political turbulances with all that re-arising of the right - wing extremism make movies like "Empire Me" so absolutely important. So glad to read that "Empire Me" got a prize named "Prix du Film Rebelle"! Thanks to Paul Poet for this really "moving" movie!


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Country:

Austria | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

English | Macedonian | German | Italian | Danish

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (Austria) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Belzig, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,018
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1.85 : 1
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