Golden Lemons

Golden Lemons

Deutschland 2002/2003, Dokumentarfilm

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Golden Lemons

America in fast-forward mode: German punk band Die Goldenen Zitronen (The Golden Lemons) is on tour together with schizophrenic rock star Wesley Willis. It’s fourteen days of bus, gig, bus, gig, from San Francisco via Las Vegas to the Mexican border; fourteen appearances as Wesley’s support band playing to an audience that doesn′t speak any German.


For both The Golden Lemons and Wesley, the tour is a marriage of convenience, fourteen days in close proximity. In theory, they are worlds apart. On the one side, there is the German band that has walked the thin line between music and politics for twenty years. On the other, there is Wesley, a man driven onto the stage to purge himself of the demons haunting his mind.

The monotonous wilds of America, endless hamburgers and bad cups of coffee, the looped Beatles cassette, while encounters with itinerant preachers and young groupies force them to ponder their creative activity, indeed their very existence away from bourgeois careers and savings accounts.

"Golden Lemons" is a documentary road movie, an assessment, a trip to the demons.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Director:Jörg Siepmann
Screenplay:Jörg Siepmann (Konzept)
Editing:Benjamin Ikes
Participation:Ted Gaier, Schorsch Kamerun, Wesley Willis
Production company:2 Pilots Filmproduction GMBH (Köln)
Producer:Jörg Siepmann
Shoot:: USA
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:81 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 28.08.2003

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Originaltitel (DE) Golden Lemons

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Original

Length:81 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 28.08.2003
 

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