A film by Uli M Schueppel
Starring: KAT FRANKIE, TOMMY SIMATUPANG, CRAZY FOR JANE, NATHAN VANDERPOOL, ELISABETH WOOD and EINAR STENSENG
b/w, 84min, Engl.Subt., Germany 2007
“Poetic, moving, amusing and surprising. A declaration of love on our city. Must see!”Zitty (3 of 4 Stars)
“Everybody that strands here is searching…And will find it.” Die Welt
“BerlinSong lets us see the city anew – with the eyes of the others” Radio1 (K.Elstermann)
“Any expat can identify with the sentiment of this film and the poetic music…” ExBerliner (3 of 4 Stars)
“A thoughtful portrait of the Kreuzberger life and the Singer-Songwriter-Scene.” Berliner Ztg
“An atmospheric and poetic movie!” ARTE TV (3 of 4 Stars)
“The film is magical, sentimental and poetic!” Kurier, Vienna
BerlinSong is a story about six musicians from Berlin’s vibrant new-folk underground music scene. They came to Berlin from the US, Norway, the Netherlands, England and Australia and somehow made the city their home.
Filmmaker Uli M Schueppel made the artists show him what their very own place in Berlin is and asked each of them to write a song about the city. These reflections and projections on Berlin (or specifically Kreuzberg) merge with the writing process of the songs, recording in the studio and the preparation for a concert with all artists in the illegal club “West Germany”.
BerlinSong is a poetic portrait of these musicians and at the same time, an atmospheric journey into the myth that is Berlin.