I feel like somebody packed me up and carried me away...


One building. One day. 40 people swapping rooms. “Kinzig 9”, is the collective occupied housing project in former East Berlin. It has many different rooms: some big, some small, some bright, some dark. To be fair, the inhabitants swap apartments and they do it all in one day. Unfortunately, the logistics do not go as smoothly as planned  and the madness of the rotation puts the group’s noble aspirations of harmonious community living to the test.


Idea, Script & Direction: Eric Esser
Cinematography: Albrecht von Grünhagen, Jan-Paul Gauly, Judith Peter, Colja Krugmann, Matthias Pilz
Sound: Manfred Bickmeier, Eric Esser
Dramaturgy & Editing: Evelyn Rack
Sound editing and mixing: Ulrike Vetter
Color correction: Colja Krugmann
Post-production: Blazej Floch, Daniel Bachler, Eric Esser
Credit design: Jörg Mauer
Translation: Jessica Ring
Poster design: Sandra Dollo

Production: Eric Esser


Rotation Logo
Rotation still 1 Boxes
Rotation still 2 Meeting
Rotation still 3 Mountains of Boxes
Rotation still 4 Dinner
Rotation still 5 Packing
Rotation still 6 Thank You