1998 :: Til there was Til

In 1998, at the height of his stardom, Germany’s best know actor - & future filmmaker credited with over 51 million admissions to date - attended Oldenburg to present his debut role in an American film »SLC Punk!«, starring Matthew Lillard. To accommodate over 1,000 fans and autograph seekers, streets in front of the cinema were shut down for the first time. An awe-struck 20 year-old police officer remarked: »I’ve never seen anything like this.«

»Alongside Venice and Toronto, Oldenburg is considered one of the most important Autumn Festivals for Independent Cinema«

- de Telegraaf

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