30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sankt Pauli's Strong Ladies Germany 2018 | 72 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2018

Rasmus Gerlach

RASMUS GERLACH (*1963) studied visual communication at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. FILMFEST HAMBURG has already shown several of his films, most recently Gefahrengebiete & andere Hamburgensien (2015), Timewings (2016) and Der Gipfel – Performing G20 (2017).

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A homage to some ladies of the Reeperbahn: Rasmus Gerlach's portrait of women who have left their mark on the Hamburg district of St Pauli.
Sankt Pauli's strong women: burlesque performer Eve Champagne, Franca Cuneo and the legendary Ille, owner of the bar in which Klaus Wildenhahn's famous documentary Christmas Eve in Sankt Pauli (1968) was shot – and where the recently deceased director spent his last pub evening with his Japanese wife Mizuki. Another of the distinctive Reeperbahn women who gave the district its inimitable face. Many of them aren't even from Hamburg: Mary McGlory of the legendary 60s girl band The Liverbirds or guitarist Bernadette La Hengst, whose music forms the film's soundtrack.
Original title: Sankt Paulis Starke Frauen - Reeperbahner*innen
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Rasmus Gerlach
Screenplay: Rasmus Gerlach
Cast: Protagonistinnen: Eve Champagne, Schwester Irmela, Mizuki Wildenhahn, Mary Dostal, Julia Staron, Bernadette La Hengst, Christine Garelly, Tina Uebel uvw.
Producer: Rasmus Gerlach
Director of Photography: Skrollan Alwert, Oleg Welk, Rasmus Gerlach
Music: Liverbirds, Station 17
Production Design:
Editor: Rasmus Gerlach
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: BluRay
Printsource: Kinoki GmbH
German Distributor:
World Sales: Kinoki GmbH
Production: Kinoki GmbH
Contact: Rasmus Gerlach, Kinoki GmbH:


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