Selected Indianer Works: Songs From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 'Es War Einmal Indianerland'


A 17-year-old boy is at the odds with himself and the world. Pretty normal. But the coming-of-age-story Es War Einmal Indianerland is not normal: it's exceptional. The narration is virtuosic, just as the attendant nominated novel by Nils Mohl who also wrote the screenplay -- in collaboration with Max Reinhold. A psychedelic city-western! Charged with pictures full of symbolism that are composed into a hypnotic whirl by Ilker Çatak, who won the Max-Ophüls price and who has been distinguished with the student Oscar for Sadakat (2014). Another highlight: the outstanding cast. Newcomer Leonard Scheicher as protagonist Mauser in between Jackie played by Emilia Schüle, and Edda played by Johanna Polley. In additional roles there's Clemens Schick as Mauser's father, and Joel Basman as Mauser's pal Kondor. Equally exceptional, thrilling, and inventive as the forthcoming film, is the soundtrack of Es War Einmal Indianerland. The soundtrack of Acid Pauli, aka Martin Gretschmann (The Notwist, Console) plays a central role and originates from the close collaboration between Acid Pauli and director Ilker Çatak. Çatak on the collaboration "When I confirmed the film project, I was at that time constantly listening to Acid Pauli's music. Everytime I looked at the screenplay one of his mixes were playing. So I thought: it would be awesome if the film was accompanied by this kind of music." Acid Pauli's music, as proved on his BLD album (OUIE 003LP, 2017), is as eclectic and adventurous as Acid Pauli himself: from dystopic, carnivalesque moods via moments of high intensity to deep melancholia and fragile atmospheres -- boundaries are being teared down. Sometime psychedelic and far-out, sometime focused, catchy with one eye on the dancefloor. But never expectable; a musical work for the adventurous. This was the basis for a close collaboration, a joint journey to Mexico and the fascinating soundtrack of an exceptional film. "His oeuvre is much more than the stuff he made as Acid Pauli. And that's what he offered me -- it was like you're going to a lake but instead you see an ocean." says Ilker Çatak. "He always grasped what I was looking for. The soundtrack is a mixture of his old and new tracks and music of artists that he knows." "Anan" features Miri.