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DRAGAN WENDE OR HOW THE TRABANT INVADED WEST BERLIN AND RUINED MY UNCLE'S KINGDO (DRAGAN WENDE - WEST BERLIN)

DRAGAN WENDE OR HOW THE TRABANT INVADED WEST BERLIN AND RUINED MY UNCLE'S KINGDO
photo © Lena Müller/von.müller.film

A bordello doorman in West-Berlin wants the Wall and his past back. The Yugoslav immigrant Dragan Wende used to be the street king of West-Berlin’s 1970s hedonistic disco scene. Along with his friends, he roamed the nightclubs on both sides of the Wall - his pockets full of Western money. But when the Wall fell, everything changed. Dragan has not set foot in East Berlin for the past 20 years and has no intention to do so. A microcosm of underdogs and their survival strategies unfolds as a tragicomedy in a still-divided city.

A crazy piece of world history told from the kitchen of an eccentric and washed-up bordello doorman. A moving piece of family history, told in the historical dimension of the Cold War. A loving portrait full of (black) humor, stunning archives and music: moving, educational and entertaining.
Genre Educational, History, Tragicomedy, Human Interest, Politics, Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2013
Directors Lena Müller, Dragan von Petrovic
Screenplay Lena Müller, Dragan von Petrovic, Vuk Maksimovič
Cinematography Vuk Maksimovič
Producer Lena Müller
Production Company von.müller.film/Berlin, in co-production with RBB
Runtime 87 min
Format DCP, HDCAM, Blu-ray, color, 1:1.85
Language
 Serbo-Croatian, German, English
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals DOK Leipzig 2012, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2013 (In Competition), Trieste 2013 (In Competition), Zagrebdox 2013 (In Competition), Docudays Human Rights Kiev 2013 (In Competition), Beldocs 2013 (In Competition), Golden Apricot Yerevan 2014
Awards Max Ophüls Preis Best Documentary 2013, Alpe Adria Cinema Award Best Documentary Trieste 2013
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe MEDIA

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