Dragan Wende

West Berlin

Germany/Serbia, 2013, Colour, 87 min

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.

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Lena has been working in documentary films since 2007: she developed, produced, directed and distributed documentaries all over the world. Though the name doesn't reveal it, she is half German and half Yugoslav. Grew up in Berlin and in Paris, studied Philosophy, Political Science and Economics at Oxford University, worked for a human rights think-tank in Belgrade devising large-scale civil society projects and film and to producing. She founded a theatre and film collective in Berlin, worked for documentary companies and gained her Master in Film Studies at King's College, founded von.müller.film.
Dragan grew up in Leskovac, South Serbia. He studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade and worked as a sports journalist for the TV station Studio B. He finished the AFC Film Directing School before enrolling in the Film Editing Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He works as a freelance film editor on creative documentaries and fiction feature films, as well as an editing doctor on documentary films.
Hot Docs 2012. DOK Leipzig 2012. Best Documentary Award at Max Ophüls Preis and in Trieste, 2013. Zagrebdocs 2013. Beldocs 2013. MakeDOX Skopje 2013.

Lena Müller

von.müller.film

Skalitzerstr. 69
10997 Berlin, Germany

+49 176 680 888 25

lenamuller@gmail.com

Screening

24.08, 20:00, Kino Lum

Category

Balkan Dox

Director

Lena Müller, Dragan von Petrovic

Producer

Lena Müller

Cinematography

Vuk Maksimović

Sound

Vladimir Uspenski, Miloš Drndarević, Vladimir Živković

Editing

Dragan von Petrovic

Website

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