Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Drachenland is a drama about Hannes, a computer designer who left Berlin seven years ago and has since become successful in the United States. On returning to Germany, he is haunted by images and emotions from his past -- his dead father, relatives he did not get along with, the woman he left behind. His feelings of guilt, his deep-seated fear of human relations and everything else he ran away from seven years ago take the shape of a dragon and appear in the virtual world of the computer game he is working on, entitled "Dragonland." Drachenland is a psychological drama that reflects some of the anxieties of the post-modern, computer age man. It was screened as part of the New German Films at the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999.
computer-whiz, designer, dragon, father, game, Germany, heart-attack