Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Slidin' Alles Bunt und Wunderbar is a low budget trilogy written and directed by three filmmakers. The stories are indirectly related to each other and the film is very consistent in theme and style. Characters with a small part in one can come to the foreground in the other. The film is a journey into the world of Viennese youth and their counter-culture. In part one, Tagada, directed by Barbara Albert, we follow two 17-year-old girls who hang around shopping malls and bars. When they go with an unknown man, a gap is created between them. Part two, Asi Lu, directed by Reinhard Jud, is about sex, pills, clothing fetishes and nightlife; it is also about frustration and claustrophobia. The heroine, Billie, likes to break rules and finds her life empty. Crash, directed by Michael Grimm, is about four kids in shock when they are exposed to a rural society alien to them. The main theme which runs through the three episodes is the hunger the new generation displays to consume everything. Slidin' Alles Bunt und Wunderbar competed for the Tiger Award at the 1999 International Film Festival in Rotterdam.