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MY WONDERFUL WEST BERLIN

by Jochen Hick

synopsis

The film describes gay life in the western half of the city in the dynamic period between the end of WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall, all the while referencing current social issues. The stories and experiences of political activists, party-goers, hedonists, club owners, musicians, fashion designers, a DJ, and a make-up artist paint a vivid picture of the gay scene in that period. The use of never before seen archival film footage completes the picture by allowing viewers to travel through time to a hitherto unknown West Berlin.

international title: My Wonderful West Berlin
original title: Mein wunderbares West-Berlin
country: Germany
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Jochen Hick
film run: 97'
screenplay: Jochen Hick
cinematography by: Jochen Hick, Alexander Gheorghiu
film editing: Thomas Keller
producer: Jochen Hick
production: Galeria Alaska Productions
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, MFG Filmföderung Baden-Württemberg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds
distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien