Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2017


Directed by Klaus Lemke


Director: Klaus Lemke
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Judith Paus, Polina Lapovskaja, Sina Bianca Hentschel, Miriam Schmidt, Raffael Betzler
18+ (no age rating)



All about casting. And about Lemke. And orgasms by telepathy. Plus: all about financing of non-government-movies.

Meet the director


Klaus Lemke

Klaus Lemke was born in Landsberg an der Warthe in 1940. He grew up in Düsseldorf, and was a road worker, among other things. He studied art history and philosophy, dropping out after six semesters. He AD'd in Munich for Fritz Kortner and others 1963-64, wrote for "Film" magazine, shooting six shorts as part of the "New Munich Group" and earning the nickname of "King of Schwabing". He shot his first feature 48 HOURS TO ACAPULCO 1967. His first TV movie for WDR, BRANDSTIFTER about the Baader-Meinhof Gang arson attacks, was a major scandal. Lemke's raw, hands-on style relies heavily on lay actors and unscripted scenes. He shot several films with Cleo Kretschmer and Wolfgang Fierek, including AMORE (1977/1978), which won a Grimme Prize. Lemke's biker film ROCKER (1972) is also legendary, shot in Hamburg along with DIE RATTE (1992) or DANCING WITH DEVILS (2008). SCHMUTZIGER SÜDEN (2010) was about a young man returning to Munich from Hamburg, a serial seducer who has to learn times have changed. In 2014, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN showed an Homage to Klaus Lemke's Hamburg films. After UNDERWEAR LIES (2016), MAKING JUDITH (2017) is the second Lemke film to premiere at Munich.


Screenplay: Klaus Lemke
Director of Photography: Paulo da Silva
Film Editor: Florian Kohlert
Composer: Malaoff Kowalski, DJ HELL, Wolfgang Singer
Sound: Paulo da Silva
Producer: Klaus Lemke
Production Company: Klaus Lemke Filmproduktion