Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo

Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo

Deutschland 2010/2011, Dokumentarfilm

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Rent boys

The documentary "Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo" is a compelling weave of authentic stories about rent boys that manages to illuminate the phenomenon of male prostitution whilst carefully avoiding the clichés that surround the milieu.

The film focuses on the biographies of five rent boys, three of whom are Roma. We follow Ionel back to his village in Rumania and learn of the impoverished lives that lads like him have left behind. Nazif is a former civil war refugee from Bosnia who came to Germany as a child. He was still very young when he began working as a prostitute and taking hard drugs at Bahnhof Zoo. Romica, a young Rumanian, has founded a family that has long relied on prostitution to make a living.

Some of the rent boys are under age lads who were once abused by pedosexuals and later wound up as sex workers. One such individual is Daniel- René, a young man who, even today, still suffers deeply as a result of his traumatic experiences.

The film’s main protagonist is Daniel, who began working as a male prostitute at the age of sixteen. His life makes abundantly clear the kind of social context which can pave the way for a life of prostitution. The film also features conversations with social workers as well as owners of bars frequented by prostitutes and johns, such as Austrian actor-director Peter Kern.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Rosa von Praunheim
Assistant director:Markus Tiarks, Oliver Sechting, Sergiu Grimalschi
Screenplay:Rosa von Praunheim (Konzept)
Director of photography:Nicolai Zörn, Lorenz Haarmann, Jens Pätzold, Dennis Pauls, Thomas Ladenburger
Editing:Mike Shephard
Sound:Thomas Schrader, Oliver Sechting, Markus Tiarks, Manja Ebert
Music:Andreas Wolter
Participation:Peter Kern, Sergiu Grimalschi, Master Patrick, Wolfgang Werner, Lutz Volkwein
Production company:Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion (Berlin)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Rosa von Praunheim
Producer (TV):Jens Stubenrauch (RBB), Barbara Denz (NDR)
Unit production manager:Martin Kruppe
Shoot:: Berlin
Original distributor:Basis-Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:86 min
Format:HD Cam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2010, 125808, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 24.02.2011

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Originaltitel (DE) Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo

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Length:86 min
Format:HD Cam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2010, 125808, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 24.02.2011
 

Awards

2012
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Information & Kultur
 

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