Film Sugarbaby (Zuckerbaby)

Sugarbaby ©pelemele Film

Thu, 06/01/2017

Goethe-Institut Chicago

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, lL 60601

Percy Adlon Retrospective

Director: Percy Adlon, color, 86 min., 1984/85
A little overweight, not as young as she was, employed as a funeral attendant – her life passes by monotonously. One day, however, the voice of a subway driver strikes her like a bolt of lightning. She does everything she can to get to know the man of her dreams. She takes time off to investigate the duty roster and the life of her ‘sugar baby’, buying herself pumps and lingerie. Once she’s finally lured the young man into her net, an unusual romance begins… Immersed in bright, primary colours by camerawoman Johanna Heer, the film is brought to life not least by its leading actors, the fascinating Marianne Sägebrecht and the absurdly naïve Eisi Gulp.