NRFF London – Film of the Week
THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER
East Germany, 1987: Psychic investigator Mahler is assigned to solve the case of a missing 6-year-old boy.
Director: Paul Philipp
Writer: Belo Schwarz
ABOUT THE FILM
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Born in the 70’s in Freiburg, Germany, director Paul Philipp studied film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2003, he participated in the Berlinale Talent Contest and since 2005, has worked as a director of TV commercials with several top international advertising agencies.
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