Tod den Hippies – Es lebe der Punk! (Death to the Hippies – Long Live Punk!)
An homage to the Berlin punk scene circa 1980’s, directed by Oskar Roehler.
Setting: West Berlin, early 1980s, the birth of punk. Tom Schilling (Oh Boy) plays 19 year-old Robert, a boy from the provinces who runs away from the hometown hippies and jumps with both Doc Martens into the sex, drugs, and Punk scene of the Island city. He finds work at a peep show, and has run-ins with various characters populating the scene, notably, one Blixa Bargeld, played with a creepy intensity by Alexander Scheer. Nick Cave is played by Marc Hosemann. Tod den Hippies premiered at this year’s Berlinale. In cinemas March 26th.
“I think that it’s quite unique what we are doing because it’s not a case of looking back in a nostalgic way at this period,” Arndt explains. “We want to be as authentic as we can, and, at the same time, the film describes how the foundations for today’s culture in the worlds of art and music were established then.” – germanfilms.de
Trailer and more pics under the cut.
Trailer: Tod den Hippies – Es lebe der Punk!
Blixa scene at Risiko (Alexander Scheer) “Ich mach den Tod kaputt”
Below: Tom Schilling and Wilson Gonzales Ochsenknecht outside Risiko, West-Berlin c. 1982