11-17 NOV. 2019

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989)


A compelling montage of archive material that captures West Berlin’s music scene in the 1980s. This time capsule is held together by British music lover Mark Reeder’s personal testimonials. In 1979, he left gloomy Manchester and moved to Berlin, home of his favourite music style, New German Wave, a movement which included underground bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten and Die Ärzte, as well as synthesiser pioneers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Reeder became a squatter and spent a decade immersed in the cultural life of the city, which he describes as “not pretty, but sexy”. The film ends in 1989, the year in which the fall of the Wall coincided with the rise of techno. In addition to impressive archive material, B-Movie has an amazing soundtrack featuring the above-mentioned bands, along with Nena, Nick Cave and WestBam.