26.9. - 5.10.2019

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

Peter Sempel

Born in 1954 in Hamburg, Peter Sempel has been making films since 1981 and his subjects have included Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave (Dandy, 1988), Jonas Mekas, Kazuo Ohno, Ginsberg, Nina Hagen, Flamenco, Lemmy, Jonathan Meese and 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.  
Orig. Title: Bazon-Ernste Scherze
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
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
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Goldene Zitronen, BlixaBargeld, Abwärts, Wagner, Verdi, Geisterfahrer, MatthiasSchuster, GongerOm, Madrigal Chor Eppendorf, Richard Wassmuth, DirtBikes, Bürgermeister der Nacht, Andrea Neumann, Schubert, Schumann...
Camera: Peter Sempel
Set Designer:
Cutter: Peter Sempel Mitarbeit: Christoph Pustlauk, Patrick v.Schuckmann
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Blacksunflower Film&Foto
contact: Peter Sempel, Blacksunflower Film&Foto:


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