A foundling, twenty years old, in search of father and mother, in search of the self
finds, for the first time, a person for whose love it is worth fighting: Roswitha,
a librarian from East Berlin, cast away at the end of the world. Kotzebue is the
name of the little town in Northwest Alaska, where the story of these two people
takes place, an Eskimo trading post between snowy heavens and the polar sea, discovered
by the son of the German comedy writer August von Kotzebue. And Kotzebue is the name
of the foundling too, who looks like a young man but in fact is a woman. Following
some inner compulsion, she pursues a path to Roswitha’s heart finally declaring her
love in a hotel room in Berlin.
Directed by Percy Adlon
Written by Percy and Felix Adlon
Director of Photography - Tom Sigel
Editor - Conrad Gonzales
Production Design - Amadeus Capra
Costumes - Cynthia Flynt
Music by Bob Telson and k.d. lang
TV Producer - Dietrich von Watzdorf
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
A pelemele Film with BR
Shot on 35 mm Kodak stock in October/November 1990 in Kotzebue, Alaska, and Berlin
(one year after the fall of the wall).
The World Film Festival Montreal, London Film Festival (1991), Vancouver, Mill Valley,
Hofer Filmtage, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Hong Kong, Denver, Cannes.