The Insitute - Oasis of Failure


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TV-Series on WDR/BR/NDR
Direction: Lutz Heineking Jr.
Cast: Christina Grosse, Rainer Reiners, Nadja Bobyleva, Robert Stadtlober, Swetlana Schönfeld, Omar El-Saeidi et al.
Production: Novafilm Fernsehproduktion by order of BR, NDR, WDR, PULS und ARD-alpha
Broadcast from January 3th, 2018


At the end of the world and in the heart of darkness, six brave employees of an Insitute for German Language and Culture try to interest the people of Kisbekistan for Germany – in spite of the bombs, the dust and the lack of interest.
The series are set in the fictious land Kisbekistan: bombed by the Brits, Soviets and the Mujaheddin, plagued by conflicts, corruption and cholera. And in the middle of this chaos the Institute for German Language and Culture: blackboards filled with anomalous verbs, posters of the castle of Neuschwanstein and busts of Goethe – an German oasis in this dry Central Asia. Six cultural warriors fight their way through everyday life and occasionally drop an intercultural brick or two, or cause a friendly explosion. Or both, on bad days.

In episode 7 you can see me as Dutch ambassador Bas. Time to kick-off!

Broadcast on TV for WDR:
From Sunday, 18th of February 2018, 11.45 pm, 2 episodes every week
All episodes are available in the BR media library.


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