Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
All videos and pictures in the movie were recreated featuring Christoph Waltz, not the real Roy Black. The performance at the end of the movie (at the RTL Lion Award 1987) was the only footage featuring the real Roy Black. However, on the screen behind him was the video of Christoph Waltz. See more »
The scene, where Roy Black is dressed in a white suit and is performing drunk on a Beerfest in Zeltendorf, is supposed to be set in the first half of the 80s. Even through it was an actual event, it happened a few years later, in 1987. See more »
[behind the scenes, watching Roy Black trying to perform ''Wahnsinn'']
He can't even sing with a playback. Is he drunk?
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In the title card at the beginning of the movie, the words 'Roy Black' were written in the style, as the real Roy Black wrote them on an autograph card. See more »
I was actually very much surprised to see as decent a film like that on the RTL channel back in '97 or '96 - but only until I found out who had directed the film. Keglevic has done a very good job with Rudolf Kowalski (in a top role as the latter-day agent of Roy Black) and Christoph Waltz who convincingly portrayed the insecure rock-star made Schlagersänger. The film focuses on the years between his discovery and his decline, ending just before he is to comeback as an actor.
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