Νobody’s perfect

Director: Niko von Glasow
Running time: 84 ’ - Germany, 2008

Director’s Bio
 

Niko von Glasow (nι Brόcher), producer and director for Palladio Film, began his training with Rainer Werner Fassbin - der (Lola and Theater of the world). He then worked for a number of film directors including George Stefan Troller, Hellmuth Costard, Alexander Kluge, Peter Zadek and Jean- Jacques Annaud. Niko has also worked for film distributors, film studios, and the first European Low-Budget Film Festival in Hamburg. He studied drama coaching with John Costopoulos and film directing with Jack Garfine. Niko studied film at New York University and at the Film Academy of Lσdz in Poland.



Contact Director
 
Nico von Glasow
Trappelgasse 4/17
Austria
+43 720 34 69 34
E-mail: niko@Palladiofilm.com


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
2008

Int. Filmfestival Locarno: Semaine de la Critique

2005

Chamizal Independent Film Festival (US)

2006

Winner Mejor Pelicula (Best Picture)

2006

Cine-Jeune de l’Aisne (Frankreich)



Filmography
 
2008 NoBody’s Perfect
2007 Look At Me 
2004 Edelweiss Pirates
1994 Marie’s Song
1990 Wedding Guest

Director: Niko von Glasow

 

Screenplay: Andrew Emerson, Kiki von Glasow, Niko von Glasow

 

Photography: Ania Dabrowska, Niko von Glasow

 

Editor: Mechthild Barth, Mathias Dombrink

 

Sound, Sound Design: Claas Berger

 

Production: Niko von Glasow, Anne-Sophie Quancard, Frank Henschke

 

 

 


Synopsis
 

Eleven people are preparing to pose naked for a book of photos. They were born disabled, like the director himself, due to the disastrous side-effects of Thalidomide. These fascinating characters are working in areas as politics, the media, sport, astrophysics or acting and have learned to live with their disability to an impressive level of “normality”. Filmed with a darkly humorous touch and no deference to political correctness.



World sales
 
Palladio Film
Boissereιestr. 3
D-50674 Kφln
phone 0049 221 2406614
fax 0049 221 2406710
E-mail: mail@palladiofim.de
Web Site: www.palladiofilm.de


Director’s Statement
 

“I’m a filmmaker who has short arms due to the effects of the drug Τhalidomide. The first thing people react to when they meet me is how I look. Even if they don’t say anything, they either stare or look away. They show that they’re uncomfortable around me. I can hardly blame them; I’m very uncomfortable about it myself. All my life I’ve tried not to think about my disability, tried to ignore the truth. Many disabled people find it hard to deal with the disgusted, confused or pitying stares they receive when they’re out in public.

Society needs to get used to the way we look, and stop seeing us as beings from another planet. Of course we look different, but it is possible to see beyond that. I’ve found a way to help make that happen.”