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Features: LaBoom! Exklusiv - a Fantasy Drama
An old second-hand shop
sells old clothes, with spirits of the dead hidden within the threads. The
market explodes: shoppers around the world desperately want, old clothes with
Winner, Best Independent Foreign film
Motorcity International Film Festival, Detroit, MI Sept 2007
Digital Feature Films 32nd Cairo International Film Festival Dec 2007.
Written and Directed by Jeffery Berlin Green
Official Website: LaBoom! Exklusiv
STORY: Julia works at
a small and quiet Second-hand store named LaBoom! Exklusiv. It's an old shop
hidden on an old street in the old part of town. Her boyfriend, Maximilian
van Helder studies business at an Ivy League university and is at the top
of his class. Maximillan has little respect for his girlfriend's work and
thinks she should try and find something more meaningful to do. His friend
and university colleague Pinot Garcia, has planned an outrageously controversial
topic for his thesis: Does magic and wizardry have an impact on economic processes?
His professor Götz rejects this idea and threatens to discharge Pinot
from the institution.
It's now October. A few
weeks before Halloween, or as the Germans call it: The Day of the Dead. Maximilian's
nights are plagued with visually enticing dreams. Late at night on his sleepless
walks, he begins to discover mysterious things in the second-hand store; among
them- whispering voices and mannequins in the shop window that appear to come
to life. In the newspapers and on TV it's Breaking News: "Second-hand
clothes are the hottest trend",- but no one can explain why. Suddenly,
frantic customers begin storming the once quiet LaBoom second-hand shop in
search of very special items, and Pinot's thesis may get the proof it needs:
Do old clothes contain the spirits and emotions of their previous owners?
Are there secret powers hidden deep within their threads? In the end, this
Second-hand shop is more than just a shop, but a gate through which souls
© Jeffery Berlin Green 2013