Tag Archives: Klaus Lemke

Klaus Lemke – Brandstifter (1969)

A drama set in Cologne’s revolutionary circles of the late 1960s.
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Die in der außerparlamentarischen Opposition aktive Studentin Anka hat vonfolgenlosen Diskussionen die Nase voll.

Da sie nicht mehr daran glaubt, mit Worten allein die Welt verändern zu können, plant sie eine militante Aktion: Aus Protest gegen den Vietnam-Krieg deponiert sie eine Bombe in einem Kölner Kaufhaus, um die Öffentlichkeit zur Auseinandersetzung zu zwingen. Read More »

Thomas Schamoni – Ein großer graublauer Vogel AKA A Big Grey-Blue Bird (1970)

This critically well-received independent German film production was made and first seen in 1970, but did not receive general release until 1971. A group of five scientists have invented a machine which will unravel the whole fabric of time and space but have managed to blot the full memory of their achievement from their minds. They did this to prevent the complete destruction of space-time as we know it. However, they also programmed themselves to remember everything if someone uses the key words “a big grey-blue bird.” Gangsters bent on world domination and a young documentary film-team track down these scientists, each attempting to learn their secrets for completely different reasons. Read More »

Klaus Lemke – Amore (1978)

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Maria is in her mid-20s and lives with her father, a widowed small greengrocer, in Haidhausen. Her friend Bärbel is madly in love with the charming Italian Pietro. His father is a vegetable wholesaler at the Munich wholesale market. Except Maria, who can’t stand him at first, all the girls are interested in the heartbreaker. When Pietro leaves Bärbel, Maria decides to take revenge on him. She makes him fall in love with her, which also makes her friend Franz, a Bundeswehr soldier, very jealous. Read More »

Klaus Lemke – Sylvie (1973)

Fashion model Sylvie falls asleep drunk in the cab of Munich taxi driver Paul, and an impossible love affair beckons. Renegade director Klaus Lemke had previously startled German TV audiences with the biker drama Rocker, announcing an unprecedented, unvarnished freshness and authenticity with nonprofessional actors, real dialect and on-the-fly style. In Sylvie, he adds a disarming tenderness. Read More »