13th German Film Festival


Formula Kino Horizont

3–8 December 2014

35 коров и автомат Калашникова
35 Cows and a Kalashnikov

Countries: Germany, Kongo, Ethiopia
Year: 2014
Directors: Oswald von Richthofen, Gernot Aschoff
Genre: documentary
Language: French, Lingala
Translation: russian subtitles
Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
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35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV is a film about African pride. Directed by Oswald von Richthofen and produced by Roland Emmerich, two old film school friends. It is not a classical documentary about Africa. No boy soldiers. No hunger. No safaris. But rather a poetic tribute to the eternal beauty and sublime strength of the continent. An homage to the Surma tribe of Southern Ethiopia, the dandy movement of Brazzaville, and the voodoo wrestlers in Kinshasa. Archaic roots, colonial influence and Western phenomena, all exist in today's Africa. The filmmakers show three unusual facets of the continent. The result pushes the boundaries of cinematic aesthetics. Bold images and daring editing create a captivating way of storytelling, of poetry. 35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV will illuminate your view of the Dark Continent.

Awards and festivals:

Munich International Documentary Film Festival - participation
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival - participation
IDFA Amsеrtdam - participation
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival - participation



Moscow: Formula Kino Horizont

6 December, Saturday

17:00 35 Cows and a Kalashnikov // Q&A: Andrea Zimmerman