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Let it Rock!

Let it Rock!
Scene from "Let it Rock!"

Let it Rock! is a low-budget documentary about the people of the "Mitte" district in Berlin, who look back at the area's turbulent past since the fall of the Wall, analyze the "now" and talk about their hopes and fears regarding the future of Mitte - the geographical center of the German capital and a very trendy district now full of young people, nightclubs, chic boutiques, art galleries, bars, and loft-style apartments.

The film is based on 150 interviews conducted with night owls, artists, fashion victims, partygoers, those who have moved out and those who have moved in, Mitte skeptics and Mitte fans - all of whom sound out their opinions on the urban and provincial culture in Mitte, the zeitgeist of our time, the quality of parties now and in the past, new architecture in Berlin, the flourishing marketing-pop-culture, and the so-call "Mitte hype".

In a very minimalist style, Let it Rock! shows this particular culture of Mitte from the inside out.


Igor Paasch was born in 1968 in Berlin. After his school examinations, he studied Mathematics, followed by studies in Architecture from 1989-1994 in London. From 1994-1997, he collaborated with Robert Wilson on several stage productions as well as on various art projects, and presented art exhibits of his own. In 1998, he co-founded the club Vernissage. His films include: Dog of My Parents (short, 1995), Made in Germany (short, 1996), and his feature debut Let it Rock! (2003).
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2003
Director Igor Paasch
Screenplay Igor Paasch
Cinematography Karsten Eisenach
Igor Paasch, Kevin Steiner
Mia, Westbam, Philip Glass, The Fall, The Moog Cookbook, Ellen Alien, Mirwais, DJ Spud
Producer Frank Kuenster
Production Company b-film/Berlin, in co-production with cine plus Filmproduktion
Length 75 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (Perspectives German Cinema)

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