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Lulu & Jimi

Lulu & Jimi
Scene from "Lulu & Jimi" (photo © sperl+schott film GmbH)

It's the rock 'n' roll era in Germany – the lust for life and rebellion are in the air. Lulu, the daughter of a bankrupt factory owner, falls in love with a handsome but penniless black man.

The inhabitants of the conservative small town are horrified, and especially Lulu's mother tries to stir the prejudices in her friends to fight against this unwanted love affair. She orders her chauffeur, Schultz, and her doctor, von Oppeln, to do everything they can to spoil the lovers' happiness. But Lulu and Jimi won't let anybody or anything get in their way! They live and love on the run, always one step ahead of their pursuers. Until they fall into a trap ...


Oskar Roehler started his career as a screenwriter for various cinema films and directed his first feature, GENTLEMAN, in 1995. His film NO PLACE TO GO (2000), a very personal and sensitively told portrait of his mother, was Roehler’s breakthrough and received the German Film Award in Gold. His other award-winning films include: ANGST (2003) which premiered in the competition at the Berlinale in 2003, AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS (2004) which screened at the Venice Film Festival, as well as his film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel ATOMISED (2006). JUD SÜSS - FILM OHNE GEWISSEN (2010) which also played in competition at the Berlinale was one of his most polarizing films. After SOURCES OF LIFE (2012) which premiered in Karlovy Vary in competition, OUTMASTERED is his latest film.
Genre Romantic Comedy, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Oskar Roehler
Cinematography Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Bettina Boehler
Martin Todsharow
Eduard Krajewski
Cast Ulrich Thomsen, Bastian Pastewka, Udo Kier, Rolf Zacher, Katrin Sass, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Ray Fearon, Jennifer Decker
Producers Gabriela Sperl, Uwe Schott
Production Company sperl+schott film/Munich, in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool, Marc Rothemund/Berlin, Elzevir Films/Paris, EMC Produktion/Remagen, in cooperation with NDR/Hamburg, WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby SRD
Festivals Sundance 2009, Moscow 2009, Rio 2009, Turin 2009, Gijon 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor X Verleih

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