Berlin Film Society is proud to present Roland Klick’s 1976 cult classic SUPERMARKT, followed by a Q&A with the legendary and unconventional director himself.
ABOUT THE FILM
Willi (Charlie Wierczejewski) lives on the streets of Hamburg, always on the run. Being sheltered by a good-natured journalist who attempts to resocialize him doesn’t stop Willi from getting in trouble. While being involved with small-time crook Theo (Walter Kohut) who makes him work the streets, he falls in love with prostitute Monika (Eva Mattes). Willi comes up with a dangerous plan that will enable both of them to make their last great escape.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Widely regarded as the great white hope of German Cinema in the 1970s, Roland Klick should have had a brilliant career. But his dystopian punk rock odysseys, psychedelic westerns and youth-oriented crime dramas were too imaginative and unconventional for the cinema of that time. Marginalized by the critical establishment, he did not join the ranks nor shared the success of the New German Cinema directors. Yet, Klick still had an international following and has enjoyed the respect of fellow filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Alejando Jodorowsky. (Rront Row Reviews, September 10, 2013)