B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin

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    B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin

    Directed by

    Germany

    2015

    92 min

    • English
    • German

    Documentary

    B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST-BERLIN is a documentary about music, art and chaos in the Wild West Berlin of the 1980s: the walled-in city which became the creative melting pot for a special kind of sub and pop culture, attracting ingenious dilettantes and world famous celebrities alike. Before the iron curtain would fall, artists and communards, squatters and hedonists of all kinds would be drawn to Berlin to play with its fire. It was not about long-term commercial success, but about living for the moment – the kick – the here and now. With mostly unreleased TV and film footage, photos and original interviews, B-MOVIE tells the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which everything and anything seemed possible in a place unlike anywhere else in Europe. It’s a fast-paced collage of stories from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade. All in a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. This is a time when Berlin was like a B-MOVIE: colourfully cheap and trashy, threatened and thrown together, anxious and ambitious, clubbed and caned, stoned and strung out, drunk, drugged and – just very special.

    Awards

    • Heiner Carow Prize - Berlin IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Klaus Maeck
    Cinematography
    Till Vielrose
    Music
    Mark Reeder
    Michael Adam
    Production
    DEF MEDIA

    Press

    'B-Movie' is a brilliant collage... and also a music journey through time.

    Tobias Schwarz, L'Express

    Jörg A.  Hoppe

    Jörg A. Hoppe

    Germany

    Jörg A. Hoppe came to Berlin in 1983. He has produced and developed numerous highly successful TV formats. In 1996 he won the Golden Apple Award for the documentary STRAIGHT TO YOU about Nick Cave

    Klaus Maeck

    Klaus Maeck

    Germany

    Klaus Maeck was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1954, he is a film producer, music publisher and journalist who co-founded the Freibank independent music publisher in Berlin, the film production company corazón international with Fatih Akin in 2003 and Interzone Pictures in 2013.

    Heiko Lange

    Heiko Lange

    Germany

    Heiko Lange was born in 1976. After taking a degree in sports sciences, he worked in television as a director, writer and producer. In 2011 he co-founded the production company, ‘scenes from’. His documentary THE NOISE OF CAIRO (2011) won awards at several international festivals.