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B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin in the 80s

Before I moved to Berlin in 2012, if I closed my eyes and thought about the city, I would remember the videos I saw while growing up in Brazil. Most of it was focused on Berlin in the 80s, a divided city and a mixture of punk rock and hedonism.

But this West Berlin in the 80s doesn’t exist anywhere besides some memories and videos that some people shot back.

This is what B-Movie is all about.

B-Movie might be the first video that captures the essence of all that happened in West Berlin in the 80s.

B-Movie gives you a first-person point of view of what West Berlin looked and felt like in the 80s. The movie is narrated by Mark Reeder, a musician and record producer responsible for discovering the teenage Paul van Dyk. It features many people, from Nick Cave to Tilda Swinton, who once cycled the Berlin Wall in Cycling The Frame.

Most of the footage on B-Movie has never been shown anywhere else, takes us to all the energy that existed in West Berlin, and guides us until the very first Love Parade in 1989.

In 1986, (experimental filmmaker) Knut Hoffmeister organised a party behind the squatted Bethanien hospital in Kreuzberg to celebrate 25 years of the wall. Just like they did in ’81, they painted the wall white and used it as a screen for their Super 8 movies. This time they projected their movies right across the ‘death strip’ onto a house in East Berlin. There was no censorship, no regulations – everybody could do what he or she wanted.

These are the words from the director Jörg A. Hoppe and show a little piece of what you are going to be able to see in the cinemas from May 21st, 2015, onwards.

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin in the 80s –


Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani is a passionate designer with a penchant for crafting unique experiences and a mixed taste in music. As the curator behind this blog's explorations, he takes pride in discovering fascinating destinations. Whether unearthing hidden gems or sharing captivating historical narratives, Felipe is the creative force driving the stories you find here. Join him on a journey of design, discovery, and the delightful rhythm of unconventional tunes.View Author posts