Dragan Wende - West Berlin
A bordello doorman in West-Berlin wants the Wall and his past back. The Yugoslav immigrant Dragan Wende used to be the street king of West-Berlin's 1970s hedonistic disco scene. Along with his friends, he roamed the nightclubs on both sides of the Wall - his pockets full of Western money. But when the Wall fell, everything changed. Dragan has not set foot in East Berlin for the past 20 years and has no intention to do so.
A crazy piece of world history told from the kitchen of a washed-up bordello doorman. A moving piece of family history, told in the historical dimension of the Cold War. A microcosm of underdogs and their survival strategies unfolds in a still-divided city.
Half German, half Yugoslav, Lena grew up in Berlin and in Paris. After a degree in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics at Oxford University, Lena worked in a Belgrade-based human rights think-tank devising and leading large-scale civil society projects. Lena turned to acting in theatre and film and to producing. She founded a theatre and film collective in Berlin, produced short films, worked as assistant director/producer for Doc en Stock/Arte, and for Kloos&Co.Medien/Rise and Shine where she was responsible for project development and world sales. She created the production company von.müller.film in 2009 with the aim to develop, produce and direct creative and documentaries for cinema and TV. Lena also recently began working for BBC Worldwide.DRAGAN WENDE – WEST BERLIN will be her first feature length documentary film as director-producer.
- “Dragan Wende – West Berlin”, 92 min, 2012, (director, writer, producer)- “FAM: Frauen am Montag”, fake documentary, 2009 (co-director, producer)- The Return of the Phantom Cat”, director: Torsten Löhn, 2008, (actress)- “Der stumme Zwang”, director: Bernd Reinink, 2007 (actress)- “Je suis homo, et alors?”, arte, 52min, Felix-Rexhausen Award, 2007 (assistant director and producer)- “Angelina”, directed by Daniel Hyan, 2005, (producer)- Idencode, directed by: Daniel Hyan, 2003 (producer)- Der Rosengarten, Dir: Fons Rademakers, 1990 (actress)