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Dragan Wende – West Berlin , Germany, Serbia, 2012, 75 min, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD, HD, Archive , Creative, History, Personal View, Portrait, Society
In this Balkan tragi-comedy set in West-Berlin, the young cameraman Vuk from Belgrade embarks on the trail of his 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. 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 and their survival strategies opens up in this family tale about the Losers of Change in a still-divided city.
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