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Lars Henriks Podcast International

Lars Henriks Podcast International

By Lars Henriks
All English language podcast projects of German indie filmmaker Lars Henriks will appear here. Be it comedy in the form of games like the pitching game "Pitchcock", or film discussion, like in the series "Mysterium Pictorum" or whatever else we will come up with - If it's in English, it will be here. Subscribe for regular, fun and informative content! If you like cinema, films, independent and underground art, absurdist comedy and a good time in general - This channel is for you!
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Mysterium Pictorum 18 - AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL
Hu Bo only made one film before his suicide. As it happens, that one film is a masterpiece for the ages. We're discussing "An Elephant sitting still" this time - And we're beyond impressed! We will also touch upon similar films like "Clueless" and "Batman Forever", obviously. 
01:17:49
June 16, 2021
Mytserium Pictorum 17 - SUPERMARKT
We had a guest again! Our friend Christoph (known as an accomplished maker of fun music videos under the pseudonym "Chrille": http://www.chrille.net/) joined us to discuss Roland Klick's confusing classic "Supermarkt".  We're discussing all things Hamburg, the 70s, German filmmaking, Bernd Eichinger, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Lars will be pitching a remake and we're generally trying to figure out the enigma that is Roland Klick. Will we succeed? Listen to this week's episode to find out!
01:06:30
June 6, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 16 - ALPHAVILLE
This time we're angry like never before. We've spent 99 minutes in a boomer's mind by watching Godard's "ALPHAVILLE". Good grief, we did hate this one! We promise not to turn into a 2009-YouTube-style film hate comedy podcast, but "Alphaville" is truly awful. I'm still angry typing these show notes. We're discussing LoFi SciFi and giving some recommendations that are better than Alphaville, marveling at the rampant misogyny of this terrible piece of shit film, thinking about equally defining films for Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z, before becoming boomers ourselves in the end, when discussing how un-imaginative Gen-Z really is.  "Alphaville" shook us to our core and all kinds of feelings will get poured all over you when listening! Listen now! And write us an iTunes review! Do you disagree with us? Don't hesitate to shoot us a message and let us know! Let's discuss!
55:52
May 31, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 15 - ALL I DESIRE
We're talking about Douglas Sirk's classic film "All I desire" - So, obviously, being who we are, we tackle a variety of topics like feminism, cars, the Eurovision song contest, small towns vs. big cities, a phenomenon called "German Actor Face", Apple vs. Adroid, sunglasses, fashion and many more! It's another glorious one, lovelies - You don't want to miss out on this! Write us reviews on iTunes! We need them!
01:04:54
May 24, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 14 - ALICE (ON ALICE!)
www.larshenriks.de This week, we’ve watched Jan Svankmajer’s legendary „Alice in Wonderland“ adaptation - On LSD! And we’ve also recorded this podcast - On LSD. It was legal! We bought it from Donald Trump! It’s a whole story! Listen to it! Alice in Wonderland makes us talk about Death, Social Realism, „Lords of Chaos“, Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan, Pedophilia (fun topic, eh?), Thomas Gottschalk’s brother, filmmaking as children and many more fascinating topics, while we’re coming down from our trip. This is the most unique podcast episode you’ll ever hear! Don’t miss out!
57:43
May 21, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 13 - AFTER THE REHEARSAL
This week, we’ve watched Ingmar Bergman’s TV play „After the Rehearsal“ - And loved it! We talk about Ingmar Bergman in general, about BoJack Horseman, Joel Havers, legal LSD from Berlin, Trump’s nephew (or something), „The Bacchae“ by Euripides, Fassbinder, lockdown regulations in Turkey and Germany and many more exciting topics. Don’t miss this especially exquisite episode of your favorite film podcast!
01:00:00
May 10, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 12 - A STREET CAT NAMED BOB
We've watched the important cinematic masterpiece "A Street Cat named Bob" and came away with edgy opinions on drugs, a brief conversation on Buffy, many stories about cats on film sets, anecdotes about German bureaucracy, fart jokes about the Turkish president Erdogan, theories about the honesty of Brits and Americans and many more fun topics. Also: Yarin, our Mystery Man, is a secret agent and was, this time, calling in from a secret war zone in a different dimension. That's why his audio sounds so ... Exciting! It's basically a Marvel blockbuster for your ears! You're welcome!
01:07:43
May 3, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 11 - A GHOST STORY
We’re a podcast divided, again. „A Ghost Story“ did to us what it did to the rest of its audience: It deeply shook and moved some of us, while repelling others as clichéd and dull. We’re discussing the art and themes of the film, obviously (grief, depression, death - the whole fun package), and also touch upon Percy Jackson, YA novels, Thomas Brezina, we re-evaluate the film Versus, talk about A24, Eighth Grade, Millennials, being 30, the Hollywood fish cult of Dagon and how to toughen up oneself to watch a ton of arthouse movies. TW: Depression, rape, eating disorders
59:08
April 29, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 10 - A BETTER TOMORROW
www.larshenriks.de  This time, we talked about the Hong Kong action classic „A Better Tomorrow“ by John Woo. Sadly, we really didn’t like it. Listen to us grapple with that fact, doubt ourselves, think about why this film was so popular, briefly discuss Dragon Ball Z, turning 30, Gangster films in general, Takashi Miike and his Dead or Alive series, Martin Scorsese, racism, German film censorship and many more fun topics on our way to the answer to the nagging question why none of us liked this influential movie.
01:06:02
April 18, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 09 - A TURIN HORSE
We're watching a film by Bela Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky again! This time, we're watching "A Turin Horse".  TW: Depression, tasteless jokes about suicide "A Turin Horse" is a film about two people owning a horse that once met Nietzsche, living a life that apparently illustrates Nietzsche's philosophy. It's two and a half hours of depression. We talk about it, about our frustrations with it, and about how to prepare potatoes properly - Because the people in this film don't do that! 
01:15:47
April 11, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 08 - ELEPHANT
This time, Paula Blair from the Audiovisual Cultures Podcast is our guest! AV Cultures: https://audiovisualcultures.wordpress.com/ Paula's Blog: https://peablair.blogspot.com/ We're talking about Alan Clarke's influential short film "Elephant" and Paula explains a lot us about the Norther Irish conflict. Thanks to her, this episode is filled to the brim with valuable information about the violence in Ireland in all its complex entanglements. We also talk about the vast and, sadly, mostly untapped potential of television.
01:35:25
April 11, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 07 - A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
MYSTERIUM PICTORUM EPISODE 07 - A TALE OF TWO SISTERS In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! This time, we discuss the Korean horror classic „A Tale of Two Sisters“ by Kim Jee-woon. We’ve possibly never had so much fun with a movie we’ve watched for this podcast, before. What a ride! Listen in, if you want to hear us discuss not only this amazing horror flick, but ghost stories in general, our lack of knowledge about Korean society and cinema, the fairy tale the film is based on, Korean shamanism and mythology, cats with diarrhea, plot twists, art vs. entertainment, the scientific possibilities of spoilers, the last films we’ve watched in cinemas and many more things!
01:24:47
March 24, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 06 - THE MAN FROM LONDON
In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! THE MAN FROM LONDON - ANUS BRUSHES AND NON-EXISTANTIALISM This time, we're talking about "The Man from London" by Bela Tarr, covering topics like Patriarchy, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Schlingensief, film noir, dubbing, deconstruction of genre, unrealistic non-existentialism and, of course, anus brushes, along the way. 
01:25:44
March 17, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 05 - SPOKOJ / THE CALM
DIG A SLUT HOLE, FIRST! In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! This time, we are discussing Kristof Kieslowski’s „Spokoj / The Calm“ - And for the first time, our podcast is truly divided! But first things first: Nisan’s mom Özden is joining us for this week’s women’s day special episode on the beautiful Polisch tradition of digging romantic „slut holes“ to have sex in. We are discussing social realism and comparing it to Mumblecore, exchange horrible hotel / asylum seeker home stories, compare knowledge on Poland, talk about history, the 70’s, progressive labor movements, authoritarian „socialist“ states, strikes, women’s movements, the strike in Lodz, Turkish cinema - It’s a wild and informative episode that you truly shouldn’t miss out on!
01:10:18
March 8, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 04 - SOLARIS
BOOB-DEATH! In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! This time, we are discussing Andrei Tarkovsky’s Science Fiction classic SOLARIS! Go with us on a journey through our sprawling discussion sparked by this masterpiece, ranging from Turkish Kral Pop and German Schlager to American country music, back to German television and the Eurovision Song Contest - And that’s only the first five minutes! We explain the concept of „Dad movies“ (analogue to „Dad rock), briefly go into Harry Potter (want to know which Hoghwarts houses we’re in? That’s only one of the secrets we’ll tell you!), talk about film festival judges, algorithm filmmaking, bad film schools, Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, the adoption of cats, Fassbinder, Event Horizon - Oh, by the way, in this episode, it will be proposed that Paul W. S. Anderson is a better director than Tarkovsky. Disagree? Shoot us a message! We also coin a film studies term again, of course! This week, it’s „Boob-Death“! Boob-Death is a very common phenomenon in film that needs to be dissected and discussed more! But we don’t have time for that, because we still have to discuss Steam punk (or try to explain the concept to Nisan), Woody Allen (yellow blood - die hard fans of ours will chuckle), the Expo 2000 (we’re not done with this one! This topic will be resumed at some point!), the story of the prodigal son, practical effects vs. CGI, the Soviet Hobbit, A24, the death of cinema, slow cinema (in particular the movies Burning and Under the Skin), and, last but not least, man-eating vaginas. Sounds fun? Then dive right in!
01:37:33
March 2, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 03 - 964 PINOCCHIO
www.larshenriks.de  In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! 964 PINOCCHIO - INDUSTRIALLY DYSTOPIAN FICTION We coined another term this time! Follow this podcast to keep up with future lingo of film studies! This time, we are talking about Shozin Fukui's Techno Rave Cyberpunk film 964 Pinocchio! This leads to a lively discussion, covering such topics as Japanese No Budget film, Tetsuo, Blade Runner, Sexism in spaces for teenagers, Ghost in the Shell, Non-narrative filmmaking, American remakes, overcoming trauma, Asian Cinema, Soviet Cyberpunk, Night Watch, Fassbinder's World on a Wire, Matrix, Tokyo, Futurism, Flashmobs, Pi, Japanese Jews, Lobotomy, Chemical drugs vs. herbal drugs, Lockdown frustration, being straight edge, Japanese acting, No theater, Puke, Possession, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls - Before delivering the ultimative interpretation to this enigmatic film! "964 Pinocchio - EXPLAINED!" Tune in for a good time! Leave us a review, if you're cool!
01:16:60
February 22, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 02 - VERSUS
VERSUS - THE CRYSTAL METH SCHOOL OF ACTING In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! In our second episode, we tackle VERSUS by RYUHEI KITAMURA. In this context, we discuss martial arts, no budget filmmaking, splatter, censorship, the German film industry, Japanese cinema in general, drugs substituting for drama schools, East-Asian feminism, film pitches of our own, and many more delightful topics! Listen, review & subscribe, if you like! We love you!
01:07:47
February 18, 2021
Mysterium Pictorum 01 - THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES - SEXUAL FRUSTRATION IS COMING OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS! In an abandoned underground city at the Spanish coast, near Malaga, I found a USB stick containing 300 random movies from arthouse to weird, from obscure to notorious. Now, in Lockdown, it is time to watch and discuss them all in an international podcast project. Two Turks and a German, two filmmakers and a mystery man - Welcome to Mysterium Pictorum! In our first episode, we tackle The Color Of Pomegranates by Sergei Parajanov. In this context, we discuss Soviet Cinema, Armenian culture, arthouse films, drugs to take while watching weird movies (some say ketamine, some say mushrooms - it’s controversial), the poet Sayat Nova, the internet scam that is Uniplaces, monks, pomegranates, orgies with nuns and many more delightful topics! Listen, review & subscribe, if you like! We love you!
01:02:58
February 12, 2021
BearkittensCast 08 - Bad life advice, scam and marketing your independent feature!
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
15:27
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 07 - Shooting movies in the park
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
17:14
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 06 - Adventures in Crowdfunding
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
16:12
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 05 - The Neon Demon, Cannibal Holocaust
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
29:27
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 04 - The Witch, Evil Dead, Blair Witch Project, Stand by me
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
24:45
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 03 - Jawbreaker, Heathers, Mean Girls
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
23:24
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 02 - My Acting Method
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
19:27
February 10, 2021
BearkittensCast 01 - Hi, my name is ...
My movie "Bearkittens" is now on Amazon Prime! www.amazon.com/Bearkittens-Lisa-…1584276899&sr=8-1 It's a black comedy with an almost entirely female cast about a group of misfits doing social services in a haunted forest. And, boy, was it a journey making this! Listen to me babble about that in English for the next 10 episodes because, let's face it, you have nothing better to do anyway.
19:12
February 10, 2021