Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
German film school graduate Tom Schreiber makes his directorial debut with the dark drama Narren (Fools), produced by Wim Wenders' production company Road Movies. Shot with digital video, the story involves thane intense loner named Roman (Christoph Bach) who moves to Cologne to work as a draftsman and be near his dying grandmother (Hannelore Lubeck). Meanwhile, literally outside his window, the hedonistic Cologne Carnival starts up and he is unable to relax enough to indulge it its possibilities. He goes to a party and ends up witnessing a crime, but he's reluctant to participate in the concluding violence that erupts when he catches up with the perpetrator. Later, he meets a woman named Stella (Victoria Deutschmann) and ends up going back to her place -- with disturbing results. Fools was screened at the 2003 Taormina Film Festival.