Fiebler’s and Boehlke’s gripping documentary looks at the lives of six East German punks 20 years after their teen resistance upset their country’s totalitarian rulers. Cornelia Schleime founded the punk band Zwitschermaschine and inevitably became a target of permanent surveillance. Bernd Stracke, singer of the legendary Leipzig band Wutanfall (Fit of Rage), was imprisoned twice then forced to leave the country. Others suffered similar fates: Colonel, a central figure of the East German punk scene; Daniel Kaiser, bass-player with Planos (Without a Plan); Mita Schamal of Namenlos (Nameless), imprisoned as punishment for the band’s explicit political lyrics; Mike Gode is still performing, as lead singer of the hardcore punk band Punishable Act. According to the film’s scriptwriter, everybody in the GDR was forced to deal with the punk phenomenon.
Carsten Fiebeler is born 1965 in Zwickau, Germany. Director and screenwriter. Filmography: ‘ostPUNK! too much future’ (2006), ‘Kleinruppin Forever’ (2004), ‘Die Datsche’ (2002), ‘Himmlische Helden’ (2001)
Michael Boehlke is director and screenwriter. ‘ost- PUNK! too much future’ is his debut film.
ostPUNK! Too Much Future
2006, 93', color/bw
Henryk Gericke, Michael Boehlke, Carsten Fiebeler
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Egoli Tossell Film Leipzig GmbH