LIKE A SICKNESS is a personal journey into the secrete realm of true enthusiasm, to people, who are infected by an incurable virus till their early youth: the Fans of Frank Zappa and his music.
We try to figure out, what it meant to be infected by this virus, which astonishingly has found some very willing victims in the GDR. Why could it influence you your whole life long? And why could it give you the power to organize a festival for more than 25 Years just to be able to listen to that kind of music being played live?
Every year the small spa-town Bad Doberan is becoming a mecca for Zappa-Fans and -musicians from all over the world. They are looking for release from their infection in a vacation area in the backwoods of former GDR.
In interviews with Fans, Musicians, Collectors and Journalists we are telling the story of the Zappanale as a festival of fans, who bravely fight against common musical phrases and the marketing strategies of music industry. By that they are keeping a musical avant-garde alive which has disappeared from radio and tv in our times.
The test screening is in german and english with no subtitles!