BAD BOY LEMKE

Germany 2020 90 min German original version

by Klaus Lemke

Script: Klaus Lemke, DoP: Paulo da Silva, Lothar Elias Stickelbrucks, Editor: Florian Kohlert, Production: KLF, Producer: Klaus Lemke, with: Saralisa Volm, Andreas Bichler, Henning Gronkowski, Klaus Lemke, Brigitte Bardot, Stefan S.

“I’d rather be the film myself than just the director of my films. The way the owner of the house is eaten by the furniture in Japanese movies!” That’s how German indie film master Klaus Lemke sees his role. The iconic director has been making movies for more than 50 years, with amateur casts, and without scripts or funding. In BAD BOY LEMKE he reflects on his work and gives insight into unfinished projects.

The boundaries between life and screen are fluid when it comes to Klaus Lemke. His cinema is fierce and impulsive, each film a slap in the face of the lame productions of the mainstream movie business. Even those unfinished works of his that end up in the rubbish bin are radical and powerful. And who else has ever gambled Brigitte Bardot out of her acting fee at the poker table? In the words of the master himself: Aloha!

Born in 1940 in Landsberg an der Warthe, Klaus Lemke grew up in Düsseldorf. After quitting his studies in art history and philosophy, he worked in various settings as a director’s assistant in Munich from 1963 on. He realised his own short films in the context of the “New Munich Group” and was active as an author for the magazine “Film”. He made his feature film debut in 1967 with 48 HOURS TO ACAPULCO. His signature style is characterised by his renunciation of detailed scripts, his taste for the raw and his collaboration with amateur actors. Alongside Cleo Kretschmer and Wolfgang Fierek, he shot multiple films – AMORE was honoured with the Adolf Grimme Award. His “Hamburg” film ROCKER has achieved cult status.

Filmography (selection): 1967 48 STUNDEN BIS ACAPULCO, 1968 BRANDSTIFTER, 1972 ROCKER, 1977/1978 AMORE, 1992 DIE RATTE, 2008 DANCING WITH DEVILS, 2018 BAD GIRL AVENUE, 2019 NEUE GÖTTER DER VORSTADT, 2020 EIN CALLGRIL FÜR GEISTER; BAD BOY LEMKE

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Germany
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