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Kings of Evergreen

Kings of Evergreen

Years have passed since Ted White, who is really called Winfried Weiden, had success as a pop singer. Back then, he appeared with his former partner Rigobert Kanofski as the "Duke Brothers", but quarrels about money and artistic development led to their separation. Rigobert became the life and soul of the party called Robby Kane, Ted remained true to himself and continued singing sentimental love songs. These also reflect his private feelings, for he still mourns his one great love Anna. Ted's evergreens are "out of time", so he even loses the job as an entertainer in an old people's home. He senses the chance for his big comeback after he hears about a big German tour being organized by the dodgy manager Lennie Weiss. But Lennie is very reluctant to take him on the tour and, in the end, Ted has to also drive the troupe's bus to be able to come along.


Dietmar Klein was born in Koblenz in 1959. After studying German and Politics, he worked for a production company making industrial films and completed his training as a sound engineer. He was a sound engineer at ZDF in Mainz from 1985. He studied at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin from 1987-1991. His films include Solinger Rudi (1991), Der Erdnussmann (1992), and Kings of Evergreen (1996), as well as numerous documentaries. He was awarded the Audience Award and the prize for Best Newcomer Film at the Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken for Solinger Rudi and Der Erdnussmann. In recent years, he has been working primarily for television, including: Freiwild (1998), Polizeiruf 110 - Blutiges Eis (1999), Liebe, Tod & viele Kalorien (2000), Sieben Tage im Paradies (2001), Personal Trainer (2001), and Der Blaue Vogel (2001).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Dietmar Klein
Screenplay Dietmar Klein, Jiri Polak
Cinematography Ciro Cappellari
Mona Bräuer
Tom Dokoupil
Cast Diether Krebs, Eva Ebner, Tilo Prückner
Producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF
Length 80 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Optical
With backing from Filmbuero NW

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