mystery music video with warp holes
December 21, 2008 9:05 PM   Subscribe

Help me find this German (?) music video!

In Hungary, in April 2007, I saw a music video which I need your help identifying. The song may have been in German, or Hungarian. It was on an MTV-type channel that showed the popular songs of the day (I remember they played international hits such as Tokio Hotel, Mika, Nelly Furtado, and Paolo Nutini).

The music video showed a waifish girl singing and climbing in and out of large square holes that led to different locations; for example, a hole in the wall of a bedroom set might lead to her being on a beach. (The warp hole portals and the dingy bedroom setting of part of the video are the only things I remember specifically. Some things I'm less certain of: I think the tempo of the song was rather slow and somber. The colors of the video may have tended towards greys and blues.)

I would love to find this song! I've tried googling for German and Hungarian top 40 lists, but I don't speak either language (which was why I sat around watching so many music videos when I was there ;) ). Sorry for the lack of specificity!
posted by jschu to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I wonder if you're thinking of the opening sequence of "Run Lola Run," or "Believe" or "Wish." None of them are precise matches to what you're asking about, but they're close enough they're worth investigating.
posted by WCityMike at 9:29 PM on December 21, 2008

Response by poster: No, it's not Lola. Damn, that girl can run though!
posted by jschu at 10:37 PM on December 21, 2008

Best answer: Using Der Chart Blogger I can find the popular acts in Germany for March and April of 2007. I narrowed it from there to the ones with female singers. Was the woman in the video from any of these groups?

Juli, Silbermond, Rosenstolz, Yvonne Catterfeld, Christina Stürmer, Maya Saban, Bisou

Though, having looked at videos for all of those groups, I don't think it's any of them, which suggests it may be a Hungarian group. I can't offer much on that front.
posted by jedicus at 11:59 PM on December 21, 2008

Do you have any more details on how the girl looked?
posted by chillmost at 1:41 AM on December 22, 2008

Timing could be about right for Magdi Rúzsa (or Rúzsa Magdi if you want to be technical). No idea about the song though.
posted by ryanbryan at 1:58 AM on December 22, 2008

Response by poster: Jedicus, thank you! It was Juli! The song is Zerrissen!

Okay, so the "square portals" are just doors for the most part (until the end when it's a sledgehammered hole in a wall) but that's definitely the song and video I was thinking of! Danke!
posted by jschu at 9:30 AM on December 22, 2008

Response by poster: I meant to include the link to the video.
posted by jschu at 9:31 AM on December 22, 2008

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