GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - THE STORY OF THE SPIDER MURPHY GANG
Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2019

GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - THE STORY OF THE SPIDER MURPHY GANG

Directed by Jens Pfeifer

Info

Director: Jens Pfeifer
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
PT: SPIDER MURPHY GANG - GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL
OT: SPIDER MURPHY GANG - GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Günther Sigl, Barny Murphy, Michael Busse, Franz Trojan, Ludwig Seuss, Willy Ray Ingram, Willie Duncan, Otto Staniloi, Paul Dax, Andreas Keller, Dieter Radig, Wolfgang Götz, Georg Kostya, Jürgen Thürnau, Memo Rhein, Lothar Schlessmann, Robbie Simnacher, Heiner Schupp, Daniel Schlachter, Alexandra Gmell, Doris Furtmair, Peter Kleibor, Reinhold Grimminger, Dieter Bichl, Volker Krüger
18+

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GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - THE STORY OF THE SPIDER MURPHY GANG

Rock ’n’ roll in Bavarian dialect? Prior to the hit songs of the Spider Murphy Gang, nobody really thought that could work. In fact, the band itself wasn't crazy about the Bayerischer Rundfunk's idea that they sing in German. In the early 1980s, however, the Gang dominated the hit parades as notable figures of the German New Wave. In this documentary, which features unreleased demo tapes and very personal interviews, the band looks back at its beginnings, at major achievements, and at hard times. All of the former band members have their say, including Günther Sigl and Barny Murphy, who are still rocking the stage. Collages of old and more recent concert footage revive the glory days of Bavarian rock ’n’ roll. For the first time since the 1980s, all members of this cult band will be reunited at the world premiere of this documentary at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.

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Meet the director

GLORY DAYS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - THE STORY OF THE SPIDER MURPHY GANG

Jens Pfeifer

Jens Pfeifer was born in Hagen in 1976. After studying ethnology, entertainment law, and international law, he gathered his first experience with film at Spiegel TV. He then studied film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München), graduating in 2009. Since 2010, he has worked on various TV movies and reports for Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARD, Vice, and ServusTV. In recent years, he has also written screenplays for feature films, such as LET'S GO TO WAR (2016) and ZOBBEN (2017), following a prolonged stay in the Middle East.

Credits

Screenplay: Jens Pfeifer, Stefan Donaubauer
Director of Photography: Tobias Tempel
Film Editor: Eric Asch
Composer: Cico Beck, Florian Kreiler
Sound: Björn Rothe
Producer: Stefan Donaubauer, Daniela Ljubinkovic
Production Company: juno film
Co-Producer: Matthias Leybrand, Torsten Amarell
Co-Production Company: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
Distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH
TV channel: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)