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Scene from "Dorfpunks" (photo © Schramm Film/Julia von Vietinghoff)

It’s the summer of 1984 in Schmalenstedt, right in the middle of Holsteinische Schweiz, the “little Switzerland” of Holstein on the coast of the Baltic Sea. 17-year-old Malte Ahrens, who goes by the name of “Roddy Dangerblood”, lives with his leftwing parents in a farmhouse, is in the middle of his ceramics apprenticeship and has just discovered “punk”, which has finally made its way, with some delay, to Schmalenstedt. Through friendship, love and alcohol, Roddy is in search of the perfect music.

Lars Jessen was born in 1969 in Kiel and studied History, Politics and Philosophy in Cologne, followed by Film and Television at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. A selection of his films includes: Dunkles Land am Meeresstrand (short, 1989), Not an Inch (documentary, 1992), FlughafenWahn (documentary, 1995), Luebke - In Search of the President of the Federal Republic Heinrich Luebke (TV, 1997), numerous episodes of the series Die Wache (1998-1999), Titanic TV (1999), Grossstadtrevier, Aus gutem Haus, and Soko Wismar (2000-2003), The Day Bobby Ewing Died (Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb, 2005), Sheep and Chips (Die Schimmelreiter, 2008), and Dorfpunks (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Lars Jessen
Screenplay Norbert Eberlein
Cinematography Michael Toetter
Sebastian Schultz
Jakob Ilja
Dorle Bahlburg
Cast Cecil von Renner, Ole Fischer, Pit Bukowski, Daniel Michel, Samuel Auer, Laszlo Horwitz, Axel Prahl
Producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber/Berlin, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Perspectives German Cinema), Shanghai 2009, Sao Paulo 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, BKM
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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