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Dragan Wende at Nyon´s Docs in Progress

The first edition of Docs in Progress that takes place April 10, 2011 as part of the Visions du réel will suggest distribution strategies for 8 nearly finished films. Among them is Dragan Wende - West Berlin by Lena von Müller & Dragan von Petrovic that in 2009 attended IDF's international workshop Ex Oriente Film and was pitched at the East European Forum.

Docs in Progress
Doc Outlook International Market / Visions du réel

April 10, 2011 / 14h00-17h00 / Ferme du Manoir / DOCM accreditation
Nyon / Switzerland

The Docs in Progress project will be premiered in 2011 and its purpose is to present to a panel of professionals (festival representatives, distributors, producers, marketing experts...) a selection of films in their finishing stages. Excerpts from rough cuts (15 minutes) will be screened and discussed to give these projects constructive feedback and suggest new openings before their release. Docs in Progress projects will be selected by the Festival as well as our partners DOK Leipzig and Filmkontakt Nord will bring in one project each.

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Dragan Wende - West Berlin by Lena von Müller & Dragan von Petrovic is among the 8 films presented at Docs in Progress. In 2009 the film attended IDF's year-long workshop Ex Oriente Film and was pitched at the East European Forum.


Dragan Wende – West Berlin

Producer: Müller Lena
Co-author: Maksimovič Vuk
Production company: von.mü

Dragan Wende – West Berlin , Germany, Creative, Entertainment, Portrait, Society

Once he was King, now he is invisible. In this Balkan tragi-comical documentary set in West-Berlin, the young cameraman Vuk from Belgrade embarks on the trail of his eccentric uncle Dragan Wende who used to be the “working-class” king of West-Berlin’s 1970s hedonistic disco scene. Being Yugoslav, he also profited from the Berlin Wall because he could easily go to East Berlin and was highly popular with 'the Ladies'. Today, Vuk’s uncle is an aged alcoholic and eccentric pimp who lives off social welfare and wants the Wall back. A microcosm of underdogs, veteran Yugo-immigrants and fallen millionaires and their survival strategies unfolds in this family tale about the Losers of Change in a still-divided city.

Ex Oriente Film 2009East European Forum 2009

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