30.09. - 09.10.2021

Dandy Germany 1988 | 93 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

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.

rated for 0 + years
The title of this music documentary derives from the song „Death is a Dandy on a Horse,“ which Blixa Bargeld sings with angst and gusto at the film´s beginning and end. Dandy offers heavy symbolism and allegories. Brief philosophical assertions are made about the meaning of life and death, alienation and the dialectical relationship between life and art. The film features some of Germany´s most eccentric underground figures, such as Nick Cave and Nina Hagen, and stunning shots of Berlin, London, the Himalayas and other exotic places.
Original title: Dandy
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Sempel
Screenplay: Peter Sempel
Producer: Niko von Glasow-Brücher, Peter Sempel
Director of Photography: Frank Guido Blasberg, Jonas Scholz, Norimichi Kasamatsu, Peter Sempel
Music: Nick Cave, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jessye Norman
Production Design:
Editor: Wolf Ingo Römer
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih | Phone: +49 30 44 00 88 44 | Email: |
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Production: Blitze im Eierbecher


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