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Berlin Now (1985)

| Documentary, Music
BERLIN NOW, by Wolfgang Büld, takes a trip through the bizarre tapestry of what was once West Berlin - a city riddled with empty lots and free space and surrounded by a wall. Berlin ... See full summary »

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Wolfgang Büld, Sissy Kelling (as Sissi Kelling)

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Jochen Arbeit Jochen Arbeit ... Self (as Die Haut)
Blixa Bargeld ... Self
Christoph Dreher Christoph Dreher ... Self (as Die Haut)
Einstürzende Neubauten Einstürzende Neubauten
FM Einheit FM Einheit ... Self (as Einstürzende Neubauten)
Alexander Hacke ... Self (as Einstürzende Neubauten)
Mona Mur Mona Mur ... Self
Paul Outlaw Paul Outlaw ... Self (as Die Haut)
Remo Park Remo Park ... Self (as Die Haut)
N.U. Unruh N.U. Unruh ... Self (as Einstürzende Neubauten)
Mike Vamp Mike Vamp ... Self
Thomas Wydler Thomas Wydler ... Self (as Die Haut)
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BERLIN NOW, by Wolfgang Büld, takes a trip through the bizarre tapestry of what was once West Berlin - a city riddled with empty lots and free space and surrounded by a wall. Berlin embodied a culture of its own, one which resisted the whitewash that politicians and city officials are so fond of administering in the name of "cultivation". BERLIN NOW is a documentary, a musical journey and an exploration of underground culture in 80s West Berlin - a trip, a whirl of images, a celebration of the music beyond the mainstream. With Blixa Bargeld, Einstürzende Neubauten, Mona Mur, and FM Einheit. This was a city with a singularly strange attraction to the "rubble aesthetic" that was perhaps a last echo of Romanticism's preoccupation with ruins. The camera takes in some of West Berlin's most well known landmarks, some of which are truly grotesque. For example the ICC center for trade fairs, whose space age aesthetic tries to be groovy but ended up square - a style that to this day typifies ...

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Also Known As:

ベルリン・美しき夢 See more »

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