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HELLS ANGEL AMONG BROTHERS, A (HELLS ANGEL UNTER BRÜDERN, EIN)

HELLS ANGEL AMONG BROTHERS, A
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Lutz Schelhorn has always been a rebel. In the 70s he protested against the Swabian bourgeois, then he became a rocker, and later, a Hells Angel. For Lutz, riding motorcycles, brotherliness and the “search for freedom” was what it was all about.

30 years later, the image of the Hells Angels has changed: the myth of the rebels has been replaced by a fatal public image. The media usually associates the Angels with guns, drugs, and human trafficking. Lutz, who earns his money as a photographer, wants to counteract this image. He starts working on a book of photography, one which is intended to give the people of the Hells Angels a new face. The film accompanies Lutz on a photo journey and opens doors to the otherwise very secret world of this legendary motorcycle club. The film also ponders where this negative image came from and who is responsible for it.


Marcel Wehn was born in 1977 in Karlsruhe and studied Documentary Filmmaking at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He has instructed seminars at New York University and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Active as a freelance director, his films include: VON EINEM DER AUZOG - WIM WENDERS' FRÜHE JAHRE (2007), SOLITUDE (2011), DER BERÜHRBARE - DER FILMREGISSEUR OSKAR ROEHLER (2012), and A HELLS ANGEL AMONG BROTHERS (2014).
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Marcel Wehn
Screenplay Marcel Wehn
Cinematography Eva Katharina Bühler
Cast Lutz Schelhorn, Danny Schelhorn, Susanna Schelhorn, Kuno Kruse, Willi Pietsch, Michael Karthal
Producer Arek Gielnik
Production Company INDI FILM/Stuttgart, in co-production with SWR
Length 90 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2014
With backing from MEDIA, MFG Baden-Württemberg, BKM, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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