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 320 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 570 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 See here for a selection of these mostly unedited and unpublished filmed interviews with directors, actors, film historians and other experts or crew members.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, Federico Fellini, Jerry Lewis, Louis Malle, Francesco Rosi, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh, William A. Wellman, Fred Zinnemann and many others.

10.06.24 | Coming Up: Summer Releases

JESSICA | Australia | Imprint | 28 August 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ANGIE DICKINSON: LOOKING BACK (47 min).

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 15 August 2024

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

SMOKE | Australia | Imprint | 31 July 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary AUGGIE’S CORNER: WAYNE WANG ON SMOKE (13 min).

07.03.24 | Release Calendar: Just Added

STERNSTEINHOF | | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 10 May 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary KATJA RUPÉ ERZÄHLT, TEIL 1: VOM NEUEN THEATER ZUM NEUEN HEIMATFILM (32 min).

WHO IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE | Germany | 25 April 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary TED KOTCHEFF’S GOURMET CINEMA: THE MAKING OF “WHO IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE” (60 min).

22.01.2024 | Release Calendar: Jacques Rivette

L’AMOUR FOU | UK | Radiance | 6 May 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary LE CINEMA EN JEU: L’AMOUR FOU DE JACQUES RIVETTE REVISITÉ (94 min), a film by Robert Fischer.

L’AMOUR FOU | France | Potemkine | 2 April 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary LE CINEMA EN JEU: L’AMOUR FOU DE JACQUES RIVETTE REVISITÉ (94 min), a film by Robert Fischer.

VA SAVOIR + | France | Potemkine | 2 April 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary TEMPUS FUGIT, MANET AMOR: JACQUES RIVETTE À PROPOS DE «VA SAVOIR» (19 min).

04.12.2023 Release Calendar: Just Added

OPERATION GANYMED | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 21 March 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries RAINER ERLER ERZÄHLT: OPERATION GANYMED (1977) (7 min) and RAINER ERLER ERZÄHLT: VON DER BAVARIA ZUR PENTAGRAMMA (1952-1973) (39 min).

09.11.2023 | Release Calendar: More Sinkel

KALTGESTELLT | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 21 March 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN »KALTGESTELLT«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (28 min).

DER KINOERZÄHLER | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 21 March 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN DEN »KINOERZÄHLER«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (30 min).

TAUGENICHTS | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 15 February 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN DEN »TAUGENICHTS«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (27 min).

DER MÄDCHENKRIEG | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 15 February 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN DEN »MÄDCHENKRIEG«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (30 min).

 

01.11.2023 | Release Calendar: Latest Addition

HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL | USA | KL Studio Classics | 9 January 2024

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary FUN ON THE LOT: REMEMBERING HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL (29 min).

25.10.23 | Release Calendar: New Items Added

DRESSED TO KILL | Germany | Capelight | 14 December 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentaries SYMPHONY OF FEAR: GEORGE LITTO ON DRESSED TO KILL (17 min), DRESSED IN WHITE: ANGIE DICKINSON ON DRESSED TO KILL (29 min), DRESSED IN PURPLE: NANCY ALLEN ON DRESSED TO KILL (22 min), and LESSONS IN FILMMAKING: KEITH GORDON ON DRESSED TO KILL (30 min).

LINA BRAAKE | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 7 December 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN »LINA BRAAKE«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (27 min).

BERLINGER | Germany | Filmjuwelen | 7 December 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary ERINNERUNGEN AN »BERLINGER«: BERNHARD SINKEL IM GESPRÄCH MIT ROBERT FISCHER (32 min).

19.09.23 | Just announced: New on Blu

BLAST OF SILENCE | USA | The Criterion Collection | 5 December 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary REQUIEM FOR A KILLER: THE MAKING OF BLAST OF SILENCE (60 min).

VALMONT | USA | KL Studio Classics| 28 November 2023

Contains the Fiction Factory documentary THE ART OF SEDUCTION: MILOS FORMAN ON VALMONT (15 min).

06.09.23 | »Das Arturo-Projekt« beim DOKUARTS-Festival Berlin | The Arturo Project selected for Berlin’s DOKUARTS festival

Die abendfüllende, zwischen 2019 und 2022 entstandene Fiction-Factory-Produktion DAS ARTURO-PROJEKT von Robert Fischer wurde als eine von 18 internationalen Beiträgen zum renommierten Berliner Filmfestival DOKUARTS eingeladen, das sich auf die Präsentation von Dokumentarfilmen zum Thema Kunst spezialisiert hat. Die erste Vorführung – am Freitag, 6. Oktober, 19:30 Uhr im Kino der Kulturbrauerei – ist zugleich die Berliner Premiere. Regisseur Robert Fischer und Produzent Wolfgang Hauck werden anwesend sein. (Wiederholung: Samstag, 14. Oktober, 17:30 Uhr, im Klick-Kino.)

»Ein zärtlicher Blick auf die Arbeit des kleinen privaten Theaters Wasserburg in Bayern, dessen Arturo Ui-Inszenierung kurz vor der Pandemie mit außerordentlicher Ausdruckskraft dargeboten wurde. Mit Geduld beobachtet Fischer den Probenprozess der Inszenierung, bei der Schauspieler, Zirkuskünstler, Stelzer und Musiker zum ersten Mal zusammenwirken. Entstanden ist eine einzigartige musikalische und artistische Version eines Brechtstückes, das nichts an Aktualität verloren hat« (DOKUARTS-Programm-Information).

Fiction Factory is pleased to announce that Robert Fischer’s feature-length documentary THE ARTURO PROJECT (2022) has been invited as one of 18 international entries to the prestigious DOKUARTS film festival in Berlin, which specialises in presenting documentaries about art and artists. The first screening – on Friday, 6 October, 7:30 pm at the Kulturbrauerei cinema – is also the Berlin premiere. Director Robert Fischer and producer Wolfgang Hauck will attend. (Repeat screening: Saturday, 14 October, 5:30 p.m., at Klick-Kino).

»A tender look at the work of a small private theatre, the Theater Wasserburg in Bavaria. With commitment and panache, the theater presented its extraordinary production of Arturo Ui shortly before the pandemic. Fischer sensitively observes the rehearsal process of the production, in which actors, circus artists, stilt walkers, and musicians collaborate for the first time. The result is a unique musical and artistic version of Brecht’s famous play that has lost none of its urgency« (DOKUARTS programme information).