30.09. - 09.10.2021

Bazon - Serious Jokes Germany 2016 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2016

Peter Sempel

Since 1981, PETER SEMPEL (*1954) has been making films about artists, including Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave (Dandy, 1988), Bazon Brock, Jonas Mekas, Kazuo Ohno, Ginsberg, Nina Hagen, Flamenco, Lemmy, Jonathan Meese, the art world and jazz musician Peter Brötzmann.

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Documentary A psychodocumentary music film about Bazon Brock, a fascinating philosopher and art and social critic. Harald Falckenberg has called him a universal genius. In his Berlin gallery „Denkerei“ ("Thinkery") with the „Amt für Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemen und Maßnahmen der hohen Hand" ("Office for Work on Unsolvable Problems and High-Handed Measures"), his house in Wuppertal, at appearances in museums, galleries, universities, the ZKM arts centre in Karlsruhe, Cabaret Voltaire and Vienna, the camera meanders through Brock's world of ideas, which move from Wagner and Nietzsche to Sloterdijk, Neo Rauch, Uli Hoeness and housewives. Watched by animals, including many birds. Bazon: everything is "contrafact", "tickling autonomy" and music, from punk to opera.  
Original title: Bazon-Ernste Scherze
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Sempel
Screenplay: Peter Sempel
Cast: Bazon Brock, Erwin Wurm, Blixa Bargeld, J.Meese, Luisa I.Z.Maier, Goldene Zitronen, C.Jankowski, Peter Sloterdijk
Producer: Peter Sempel
Director of Photography: Peter Sempel
Music: Goldene Zitronen, BlixaBargeld, Abwärts, Wagner, Verdi, Geisterfahrer, MatthiasSchuster, GongerOm, Madrigal Chor Eppendorf, Richard Wassmuth, DirtBikes, Bürgermeister der Nacht, Andrea Neumann, Schubert, Schumann...
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Editor: Peter Sempel Mitarbeit: Christoph Pustlauk, Patrick v.Schuckmann
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Blacksunflower Film&Foto
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