Review: ‘The Red Carpet’

A focused intellectual learns to "outsmart" his mild Asperger strain of autism and engage with the world through writing and filmmaking in the fine but elusive docu "The Red Carpet." Directed by Andrea and Eric Asch as their Munich film school graduation project, pic is a natural for rollout at themed fests and small-screen play, with niche ancillary to follow.

A focused intellectual learns to “outsmart” his mild Asperger strain of autism and engage with the world through writing and filmmaking in the fine but elusive docu “The Red Carpet.” Directed by Andrea and Eric Asch as their Munich film school graduation project, pic is a natural for rollout at themed fests and small-screen play, with niche ancillary to follow.

A minor celebrity in Germany by virtue of 2002 autobiographical tome “Multicolored Shade and Bats: Lives in Another World,” Axel Brauns has a concise motto: “Sein Sein sei sein,” which trans-lates as “His Being is His Being.” This is emblematic of his admira-ble determination to be socially accepted on his own terms. To that end, Brauns branches out into filmmaking, which suits his sense of order and structure. Pic’s impact is muted by the odd deci-sion to not actually show any of Brauns’ four completed films in their entirety, even though each is only a few minutes long. Glimpsed shots from the 2006 comedy “Chlueppli” suggest confident visual mischievousness. Tech package is clean and crisp.

The Red Carpet

Germany

Production

An InstinktFilm production. Produced, directed, edited by Andrea Asch, Eric Asch.

Crew

Camera (color, HD), Daniel Schoenauer, Eric Asch, Michael Leuthner; music, Sebastian Pille; sound designer, Manfred Schmid. Reviewed on DVD, Sydney, June 17, 2007. (In SilverDocs, Munich Documentary film festivals.) Running time: 88 MIN.

With

Axel Brauns.
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