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April 20, 2009

Berlin Calling (Film) : Showing In Sydney This Week!

Filed under: Films,Music — decoded_ @ 10:56 am

UPDATE: Saw it! This film was fantastic! I loved it! It really made you feel like you were amongst Berlin’s club/party scene. I wish I could experience it again, now!. It was great seeing Berlin clubs Bar25 and Maria Club on film. The acting, editing, style, production of the film was top notch. Paul Kalkbrenner did a fantastic job as lead actor and music/sound-track producer, there’s quite a few shots/scenes of him getting busy with Ableton Live making music in the film, which was cool. It’s quite a sad/disturbing story really, but at the same time very funny as well, odd mix but it works. The sound was slamming at the Chauvel cinema, very powerful, felt like we were right there on stage with him at the club/party. A little warning, there’s lots of sex, drugs and techno! This film made me fall in love with Sascha Funke’s track ‘Mango’ all over again. I highly recommend seeing this film if you’re into Berlin/German club/techno culture! I’d love to see this again, it’s a shame it was only on for a few days in Sydney. I look forward to buying a DVD of it later this year. Now I’m off to buy the CD sound-track.

Globe-trotting DJ and electronic music composer Martin a.k.a. DJ Ickarus (real-life musician Paul Kalkbrenner), returns to the hot-house rave scene in Berlin to record his highly anticipated new album. But internal and external pressures are taking their toll. His heavy use of party drugs supplied by Crystal Pete (Peter Schneider) is adversely affecting his personality and damaging his relationship with girlfriend/manager Mathilde (Rita Lengyel). Sent to a psychiatric clinic, Ickarus’ downward spiral shows no sign of abating until he is allowed to compose within hospital walls. But is it too late? Can Ickarus overcome his demons and deliver the music?

Berlin Calling is playing at the 2009 Audi Festival of German Films in Sydney : Program

Wed, 22 April : 8.45 pm : Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall (Sydney)
Thu, 23 April : 6.45 pm : Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall (Sydney)
Fri, 24 April : 9.15 pm : Palace Cinema Norton Street – Leichhardt (Sydney)

Berlin Calling - The Soundtrack By Paul Kalkbrenner

Berlin Calling – The Soundtrack By Paul Kalkbrenner

01. Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron
02. Paul Kalkbrenner – Queer Fellow
03. Paul Kalkbrenner – Azure
04. Paul Kalkbrenner (Feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner) – Sky And Sand
05. Paul Kalkbrenner – Square 1
06. Paul Kalkbrenner – Altes Kamuffel (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
07. Paul Kalkbrenner – Torted
08. Paul Kalkbrenner – Moob
09. Sascha Funke – Mango (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
10. Paul Kalkbrenner – Atzepeng (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
11. Paul Kalkbrenner – Castenets (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
12. Paul Kalkbrenner – Revolte
13. Paul Kalkbrenner – Bengang
14. Paul Kalkbrenner – Peet
15. Paul Kalkbrenner – Absynthe
16. Paul Kalkbrenner – Gebrünn Gebrünn (Special Berlin Calling Edit)

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1 Comment »

  1. Love the album……want too see the film….might make the journey down 2moro night…..nice one

    Comment by polanski — April 23, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

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