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City Rats - Unknown Parallel World

Disease and plagues - since time immemorial, rats have been blamed for all evil. The bad reputation stubbornly sticks to them. To this day, great lengths are taken to persecute and poison the animals. But how useful is the fight against rats really? And is it justified?

Apart from the interest humans show in rats as laboratory animals, science has long neglected the subject of rats. That is about to change. Whether in Vancouver, Helsinki, Paris, York or Berlin - large research projects are now investigating for the first time whether and how humans can live together with their secret neighbours.

The documentary CITY RATS - UNKNOWN PARALLEL WORLD immerses itself in the world of the intelligent animals and provides a new and unexpected understanding of the feared synanthropic creatures.

  • Maria Wischnewski
    A Life on Tape (Executive Producer), Lost Women Art (Executive Producer), The breweries of Prenzlauer Berg (Director), The Women of the Bauhaus (Executive Procucer), Clärchens Ballhaus (Director), The Springer Tower (Director), We the Village (Executive Producer), Dagmar Manzel – Portray (Co-Director) and more...
  • Maria Wischnewski
  • Maria Wischnewski
  • Lilly Rinklebe
  • Jördis Triebel
    Key Cast
    Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything, The Empress, Babylon Berlin, Dark and more...
  • Martin Langner
    Director of Photography
  • Marek Weinhold
  • Dagmar Mielke
    Commissioning Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Stadtratten - Unbekannte Parallelwelt
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    Science Documentary
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2023
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  • Language:
    English, French, German
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  • Film festival "Ökofilmtour"
    February 15, 2023
    Part of the 2023 festival programme
Distribution Information
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Maria Wischnewski

Degree in Cultural Studies. During her studies in Germany, Russia
and Poland she has worked as a translator and curator for film programs and film festivals. Since 2007 she has been a producer, author and director for documentary movies and has worked on more than 20 films, which, due to their social engagement and historical relevance, have attracted attention. Founded Koberstein Film in 2016. Grimme-prize winner. Member of the AG Dok and the German Producers Alliance.

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