Mein wunderbares West-Berlin

Mein wunderbares West-Berlin

Deutschland 2016/2017, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

My Wonderful West Berlin

In West Berlin in the 1960s it was possible to find bars where men could be left to themselves – a fact that was to turn the city into a magnet for young gay men. The protagonists of this film, all still active members of the community today, recall those early years in the city. Theirs are memories of a community that fought steadily for its existence and for change, right up to the fall of the wall. Faced with considerable social repression in the 1970s, a collective gay identity began to emerge, and the 'West Berlin homosexual campaign' called for the abolition of paragraph 175 and the overthrow of patriarchy. Ruined buildings become the venues for new ways of living together such as all-male communes or the 'queer house'. Cottaging, East-West affairs, leather bars, drag performances in the underground – an anarchic kind of joy outshines past suffering. A decade later, AIDS was to hit Berlin. After "Out in Ost-Berlin" ("Out in East Berlin") Jochen Hick explores queer lifestyles in the West of the city and the roots of a fascination that the metropolis still holds as a refuge – and not just for gay men. A fascinating journey through time featuring previously unpublished archive material.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Jochen Hick
Screenplay:Jochen Hick (Konzept)
Director of photography:Alexander Gheorghiu, Jochen Hick
Editing:Thomas Keller
Production company:Galeria Alaska Productions (Hamburg)
Producer:Jochen Hick

All Credits

Director:Jochen Hick
Assistant director:Andreas Strohfeldt
Screenplay:Jochen Hick (Konzept)
Director of photography:Alexander Gheorghiu, Jochen Hick
Assistant camera:Klaus Purkart, Gilles Lasnet, Bernard Homann
Colour grading:Thomas Keller
Editing:Thomas Keller
Sound design:André Zacher, Jörg Theil
Sound:André Zacher, Jörg Theil
Audio mixing:Michael Kaczmarek
Consultant:Karl-Heinz Steinle (Historische Beratung), Christoph Weber (Künstlerische Beratung)
Research:Andreas Strohfeldt (Archiv), Karl-Heinz Steinle (Archiv), Peter Kolano (Archiv)
Participation:Egmont Fassbinder, Romy Haag, Peter Hedenström, Gerhard Hoffmann, René Koch, Patsy l'Amour laLove, Wilfried Laule, Dirk Ludigs, Detlef Mücke, Wolfgang Müller, Aron Neubert, Rosa von Praunheim, Salomé, Bob Schneider, Klaus Schumann, Wieland Speck, Wolfgang Theis, Udo Walz, WestBam, Wolfgang Winkler, Ades Zabel
Production company:Galeria Alaska Productions (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Producer:Jochen Hick
Producer (TV):Rolf Bergmann
Line producer:Rainer Baumert
Unit production manager:Ursula Scheid, Hermann Hick
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:98 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.05.2017, 167631, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 29.06.2017

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Originaltitel (DE) Mein wunderbares West-Berlin

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Length:98 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.05.2017, 167631, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 29.06.2017
 

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