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Captain Berlin - Retter der Welt (1982)

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This is where it all started... Jörg Buttgereit, a leading light of the West Berlin underground film scene, first brought his venerable superhero to the screen in CAPTAIN BERLIN SAVES THE ... See full summary »

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Bela B. Bela B. ... Ferngesteuerter Mutant (as Dirk Felsenheimer)
Peter Synthetic Peter Synthetic ... Mister Synth
Bernd van Huizen Bernd van Huizen ... Bankräuber (as Bernd v. Huizen)
Viola Kaffke Viola Kaffke ... Miss Priscilla
Arnold Reisse Arnold Reisse ... Brutaler Handlanger
Jörg Buttgereit ... Captain Berlin
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This is where it all started... Jörg Buttgereit, a leading light of the West Berlin underground film scene, first brought his venerable superhero to the screen in CAPTAIN BERLIN SAVES THE WORLD, with the maestro himself donning cape, tights and mask as he fights evil and saves his own true love. The Captain Berlin character was created by Buttgereit in the early 1980s and first appeared in his Super 8 short film CAPTAIN BERLIN - RETTER DER WELT (CAPTAIN BERLIN SAVES THE WORLD). In this film, Buttgereit himself plays Captain Berlin in a yellow jumpsuit with red briefs worn on the outside, capped off by a Spiderman mask and a repurposed flag worn as a cape. Clearly the product of a punk sensibility slamming head-on into a love of the 1960s "Batman" teevee show. The film is funny to watch but low on stuff like "production values," "plot," and "sense."

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A 10 minute shorty from the director of "Nekromantik"
3 March 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

Shot in 1982 with the use of a handycam "Captain Berlin" is the second film from the German director who later shocked the planet with disturbing movies like "Nekromantik" or "Schramm". However, this one is childish and harmless: the title hero is a guy who wears a Spiderman mask, a yellow pyjama and the flag of Germany´s capital as his cape. His mission is to free his girlfriend from the claws of an extraordinary super villain from space...

The location: a parking place somewhere in Berlin

The cast: Buttgereit´s pals

The plot: a 10 minute brawl with a guy who wears a Hulk mask

The catering: probably litres of booze...

In other words: an amateurish fun flick that could be done by anyone else! After all only interesting because it comes from the later "Nekromantik"-director!!


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