FICTION FACTORY ROBERT FISCHER FILMPRODUKTION
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FICTION FACTORY is a Munich-based film production company specializing in documentaries and DVD/Blu-ray special features.

This website offers a complete chronological listing of every documentary produced by Fiction Factory since the start of the company in 2002, currently more than 280 titles. (Also included are earlier documentaries by Robert Fischer produced for German television in 1999-2000 and Fischer’s contributions to The Criterion Collection. Please note that most of the latter are produced and owned by Criterion.) The DVD/Blu-ray section lists, in alphabetical order, every published DVD or blu-ray that contains bonus features produced by Fiction Factory and/or Robert Fischer, with currently over 480 entries from all over the world. A search by director (either as subject or contributor) is possible either by clicking on a director’s name in the column on the right, or by using the search bar. If you are looking for films, names or subjects NOT listed in our database, please contact us! We are constantly working on new productions, shooting in Europe or the USA. We have also gained exclusive access to a large collection of archival interviews, and are in the process of making these available. See here for a selection of these mostly unedited and unpublished filmed interviews with directors, actors, film historians and other experts or crew members. Among the subjects covered are the films of Budd Boetticher, Edward Dmytryk, Federico Fellini, Richard Fleischer, Alfred Hitchcock, Jerry Lewis, Louis Malle, Otto Preminger, Francesco Rosi, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh, William A. Wellman, Fred Zinnemann and many others.

12.10.22 | Release Calendar: Coming Soon

NEWS – BERICHT ÜBER EINE REISE IN EINE STRAHLENDE ZUKUNFT | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 9 December 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory doucmentary RAINER ERLER ERZÄHLT: NEWS – BERICHT ÜBER EINE REISE IN EINE STRAHLENDE ZUKUNFT (1986) (8 min).

04.10.22 | Release Calendar: Just Announced

ROLLERBALL | USA | Shout! Factory | 22 November 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries THE BIKE WORK: CRAIG R. BAXLEY ON THE MOTORCYCLE STUNTS IN ROLLERBALL (18 min) and THE FOURTH CITY: SHOOTING ROLLERBALL IN MUNICH (18 min).

 

THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT | France | Wild Side Video | 26 October 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary AN AMERICAN DISSIDENT: MILOS FORMAN ON THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (18 min).

 

THE LAST DETAIL | USA | Shout! Factory | 25 October 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries PROGRAM NOTES: AN INTRODUCTION TO »THE LAST DETAIL« BY ALEXANDER PAYNE (5 min), ABOUT A TRIP: ALEXANDER PAYNE ON HAL ASHBY’S »THE LAST DETAIL« (16 min), and A SEARCH FOR TRUTH: ROBERT C. JONES ON HAL ASHBY’S »THE LAST DETAIL« (21 min).

05.08.22 | »DAS ARTURO-PROJEKT«: Weltpremiere auf dem Fünf Seen Filmfestival

Zwei Theatertruppen, ein Wanderzirkus und eine Band beschließen, sich auf ein gewagtes Experiment einzulassen: Die Schauspieler*innen, Artist*innen und Musiker*innen, von denen sich viele für dieses Projekt zum ersten Mal treffen, werden ihre kreativen Kräfte bündeln, um Bertolt Brechts Stück Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui auf innovative, spektakuläre Weise aufzuführen. Sie alle eint die Überzeugung, dass Brechts Warnung vor der Machtübernahme eines Diktators heute genauso aktuell ist wie zur Zeit ihrer Entstehung.

Über einen Zeitraum von zwei Jahren und mit viel Herzblut beobachtet DAS ARTURO-PROJEKT die Arbeit an diesem halsbrecherischen Unterfangen von den ersten Proben bis zur glanzvollen Premiere und zeichnet dabei ein intimes Porträt einer Gruppe sehr unterschiedlicher kreativer Menschen, die auf unerwartete Weise etwas schaffen, das am Ende jeden einzelnen von ihnen für immer verändert haben wird.

Robert Fischers neuer Dokumentarfilm feiert am 27. August 2022 im Rahmen des 16. Fünf Seen Filmfestivals (24.8.-4.9.) seine Weltpremiere. Weitere Informationen und Tickets auf der Homepage des FSFF oder über diesen Link.

»DAS ARTURO-PROJEKT ist ein Ausdruck der Kreativität und der Synergie zwischen Kunstrichtungen par excellence« (Fünf Seen Filmfestival).

18.06.22 | Release Calendar: Gems from Down Under

Directed by Walter Hill | Australia | Imprint | Spring 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries OUTLAW BROTHERS: THE MAKING OF THE LONG RIDERS (61 min), THE NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID: ANATOMY OF A SCENE (15 min), SLOW MOTION: WALTER HILL ON SAM PECKINPAH (6 min), and CODES TO LIVE BY: WALTER HILL ON JOHNNY HANDSOME (44 min).

BARABBAS | Australia | Imprint | 29 June 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary RICHARD FLEISCHER: LOOKING BACK (27 min).

02.05.22 | Release Calendar: Just Added

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 22 July 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary WAS ZÄHLT, IST DIE IDEE: CURT SIODMAK ERZÄHLT (35 min).

 

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION | Germany | Capelight | 17 June 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary MONOCLES AND CIGARS: SIMON CALLOW ON CHARLES LAUGHTON AND WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (15 min).

 

 

26.03.22 | Release Calendar: Latest Announcement

THE RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER COLLECTION VOL. III | Arrow Video | UK | 13 June 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries ALTER EGO: HARRY BAER ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (2006, 41 min), MAN IN THE SHADOW: MICHAEL FENGLER ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (2022, 33 min), TAKING OFF: MICHAEL KÖNIG ON RIO DAS MORTES (2022, 26 min), FREEDOM OR DEATH!: MICHAEL KÖNIG ON THE NIKLASHAUSEN JOURNEY (2022, 23 min), WORKING WITH FASSBINDER, PART ONE: RENATE LEIFFER ON MOTHER KÜSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN (2022, 32 min), WORKING WIT FASSBINDER, PART TWO: RENATE LEIFFER ON FEAR OF FEAR (25 min), and SLOW DAYS: ASTA SCHEIB ON FEAR OF FEAR (22 min).

17.01.22 | Release Calendar: Just added

BODY DOUBLE | Koch Films | Germany | 24 March 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary PURE CINEMA: JOE NAPOLITANO ON BRIAN DE PALMA’S BODY DOUBLE (38 min).

17.12.21 | Release Calendar: Coming Attractions

CHINA GATE | Imprint | Australia | 30 March 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary PEACE OF MIND: A PERSONAL LOOK AT SAMUEL FULLER’S CHINA GATE (42 min).

 

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN | Imprint | Australia | 30 March 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary DALTON TRUMBO: REBEL IN HOLLYWOOD (59 min).

30.11.2021 | Release calendar: What’s up next?

WRITTEN ON THE WIND | The Criterion Collection | USA | 1 February 2022

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ACTING FOR DOUGLAS SIRK: WRITTEN ON THE WIND AND THE TARNISHED ANGELS REMEMBERED (22 min).