PUNK BERLIN 1982

PUNK BERLIN 1982

Punk Berlin 1982 © X Verleih
Punk Berlin 1982 © X Verleih
Wednesday, 28 September, at 10:00 p.m.
Germany 2015, 105 min. – Eng. ST
Director: Oskar Roehler
Director of photography: Carl-F. Koschnick
Editing: Peter R. Adam
Music: Martin Todsharow
Cast: Tom Schilling, Wilson Gonzalez, Emilia Schüle, Frederick Lau, Hannelore Hoger, Samuel Finzi, Alexander Scheer, Sonja Bertram, Anna Amalie, David Bredin
Genre: Drama / Comedy

Germany, the year 1980. 19-year-old Robert is fed up with the quiet life in the countryside and the self-indulgent hippies who populate his boarding school. Spontaneously, he moves to West-Berlin which promises to be a paradise for misfits with its countless bars, thriving subculture and a scene defined by art, sex, drugs and punk rock. Yet once he arrives, reality appears not quite as glamorous. Robert has to support himself by cleaning in a peep show owned by his old friend Schwarz, who in turn introduces him to the Berlin nightlife. Robert spends his nights at the infamous "Risiko" club", surrounded by loud music and fueled by alcohol. There he makes the acquaintance of legendary figures like Blixa Bargeld, while at the peep-show he falls in love with the beautiful Sanja. He and Schwarz also look for new ways to better their finances, and a robbery could provide the needed starting capital for their career as drug dealers. Meanwhile, Sanja comes up with an idea which might end their family problems once and for all…

Director: Oskar Roehler
Born in 1959, Oskar Roehler became popular through the screenplays he wrote for several directors, including Chrisoph Schliengensief. Starting in the 90’s he established himself as a director. “No Place to Go” with Hannelore Elsner was his biggest success and was awarded with the German film award in gold. “Punk Berlin 1982” is based on Roehler’s own novel “Mein Leben als Affenarsch” which is circled around Roehler’s own experiences as a punk.

Source: www.filmportal.de