[Special]: Selected Scenes From “B-Movie” With Mark Reeder


Introduction/Adapted Press Info:
This special is about the Berlinale movie “B-Movie – Lust & Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989)”.

“B-MOVIE” 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. However, before the iron curtain would fall, artists and communards, squatters and hedonists of all kinds would enjoy Berlins unconventional lifestyle. 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 from 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.

The film, starring Mark Reeder, Gudrun Gut, Annette Humpe, Blixa Bargeld, Nena, Nick Cave, Westbam, Joy Division, Zazie de Paris, Die Toten Hosen, Der „wahre“ Heino, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Ärzte, Die Unbekannten, Malaria!, Notorische Reflexe and many more, was directed by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck and Heiko Lange

Here are the trailer and some scenes from the movie …


Trailer (English)

Trailer (German)

“Blixa Bargeld”

“Nick Cave”

“25th Birthday”

“Binge Drinking”

“David Bowie”

“Nick Cave’s Apartment”

“In The Gallery”


“The National Anthem”

“Reagan Demo”


Screenings @ Berlinale:
Sun Feb 08 17:00
Kino International (G)

Mon Feb 09 12:00
CineStar 7 (G)

Wed Feb 11 22:30
Colosseum 1 (G)

Fri Feb 13 22:45
CineStar 3 (G)

Sat Feb 14 22:30
CineStar 7 (G)


“B-Movie” @ Facebook
“B-Movie” website


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