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A film about the pioneering architecture of the Munich architect, Sep Ruf, who helped shape German post-war architecture with his stylish, elegant and transparent buildings, a number of which, such as the Chancellor's Bungalow in Bonn, the Maxburg in Munich or the German Pavilion at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, are world-famous.

The film treats the most important buildings of Sep Ruf's architectural oeuvre over five decades, through a compelling, informative and above all visually appealing presentation of his ground-breaking architecture and its impressive creator; a figure of contemporary German history who continues to shape cityscapes and people’s lives to this day.

Ruf's buildings are repeatedly interwoven in the film to explain the characteristics of his work that make them so unique and recognisable as Ruf buildings. Interview partners from a wide range of backgrounds will include companions and contemporary witnesses, specialists, Ruf connoisseurs and historians, current architects, so-called star architects and students, who were or are more or less influenced by Ruf's work.

 

In Development

In Co-Production with Drei Wünsche GmbH (Germany)