Archive Cinema City 2016.

B-MOVIE: Lust&Sound in West-Berlin

Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany
Year: 2015
Duration: 75'

Director: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange

Cast: Mark Reeder, Gudrun Gut, Westbam, Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Zazie de Paris, Nena, Die Toten Hosen, Der „wahre“ Heino, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Ärzte, Malaria!, Ideal u.v.a.

Programme selection: Planet Rock


B - MOVIE is a documentary about music, art and chaos in the Wild West Berlin of the 1980s which became the creative melting pot for sub and pop culture. With mostly unreleased film footage and original interviews, B - MOVIE tells the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which anything seemed possible. A fast - paced collage from a frenzied but creative decade, from punk to techno, in a time when Berlin was like a B - MOVIE: cheap andtrashy, threatened and thrown together, anxious and ambitious, clubbed and caned, stoned and drunk - but very special.

Jörg A. Hoppe

He 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
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
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 international festivals.