26.9. - 5.10.2019

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

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.

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.
Orig. Title: Dandy
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Director: Peter Sempel
Screenplay: Peter Sempel
Producer: Niko von Glasow-Brücher,Peter Sempel
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Nick Cave, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jessye Norman
Camera: Frank Guido Blasberg, Jonas Scholz, Norimichi Kasamatsu, Peter Sempel
Set Designer:
Cutter: Wolf Ingo Römer
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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