Straight out of Berlin - Film festival -In cooperation with Cinema Space
Director: David Dietl
Documentary, Germany, 2019
In the late 1980s, Frank Künster came from West Germany to Berlin, where Smiley Baldwin, an American G.I., was guarding the border to East Berlin, and Sven Marquardt, a young punk and photographer on the other side of the Wall, was surprised to see it fall. It was not long before all three found themselves caught up in the city’s wild nightlife of the 1990s, where they soon became the legendary ‘guardians’ of the city’s hippest clubs.
“Berlin Bouncer” is a real-life story about growing up at the age of 50 and the diversity of our paths through life. Based on the three biographies of Berlin's most legendary bouncers, the film chronicles an exciting piece of the city’s cultural history from the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall up to the pulsating present. We are appropriately accompanied by the extraordinary sound of a city and its clubs that has become a kind of second heartbeat for the three protagonists and partygoers.
Watch the trailer of “Berlin Bouncer”