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Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

OT: Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Ulrike Pfeiffer // Germany, 2017
Documentary Feature // FF2017
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Documentary January 2017 saw the death of Werner Nekes, one of Germany’s most significant experimental film-makers. He made more than 100 films, often closely linked to his gigantic collection of 40,000 cinematic artefacts. From 1967 to 1978, Nekes lived in Hamburg, at the time the centre of the innovative German film scene. In his capacity as professor at the University of the Visual Arts, he introduced his students to the ideas of radical cinema. Film excerpts tell of Nekes’ “life among the pictures”, along with conversations with contemporaries like Bernd Upnmoor, Alexander Kluge, Klaus Wyborny and Helge Schneider. An impressive portrait of a man who lived for film. The commentary is spoken by Hannelore Hoger.


ULRIKE PFEIFFER (*1951) studied at the University of Art and Design in Cologne and at the German Film and TV Academy in Berlin and works as a director, producer, cameraperson and photographer.



Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Documentary Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2017



88 min


Ulrike Pfeiffer

Ulrike Pfeiffer

Gerd Haag

Bernd Meiners, Thomas Vollmar

Kawe Vakil

André Feldhaus

mindjazz pictures UG

TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG

Alessandro Lombardo, mindjazz pictures UG: alessandro@mindjazz-pictures.de

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