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MAU MAU (original title)

Director: Uwe Schrader
Screenplay: Daniel Dubbe; Uwe Schrader
Director of Photography: Peter Gauhe
Cast: Henryk Bista; Monica Bleibtreu; Marlen Diekhoff; Peter Franke; Peter Gavajda; Myriam Mézières; Catrin Striebeck
Country, Year of production:
D, 1992
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy

MAU MAU is located right in the middle of the red light district. When night falls on the city, the joint starts jumping in MAU MAU. Stripping, pimping, ripping off and grifting are the order of the day. Sometimes it's all very agreeable and sometimes all hell breaks loose. Celebrations and snivelling go hand in hand here. In this world of the marooned, the stumbling and those who have gotten back on their feet, the film traces the lifelines of Inge and Heinz, of Rosa and Doris and of Ferdi and Ali on their search for love, happiness and life. "If I had the choice of filming in heaven or hell," says Uwe Schrader, "then I'd choose hell".

NO HOMICIDE, NO MANSLAUGHTER [KEIN MORD, KEIN TOTSCHLAG]

Director: Uwe Schrader
Screenplay: Uwe Schrader
Country, Year of production:
D, 1985
Color: Color
Genre: Documentary

One whole night long, Uwe Schrader accompanies a police patrol through Berlin's problem district, Wedding. A blunt look at the back alleys of the Republic.

SIERRA LEONE (original title)

Director: Uwe Schrader
Screenplay: Uwe Schrader; Klaus Müller-Laue
Director of Photography: Klaus Müller-Laue
Cast: Christian Redl; Ann-Gisel Glass; Rita Russek; Constanze Engelbrecht; Andras Fricsay Kali Son
Country, Year of production:
D, 1986
Color: Color
Genre: Road Movie; Drama

After spending three years doing field installation work in West Africa, Fred returns home to his old neighbourhood, an industrial region on the outskirts of a major city. He is filled with confidence and optimism for a new start. He has brought home with him a pile of money that he made in Africa. But he never wrote to his wife Rita. He only wired her a money transfer every month. In the meantime, Rita has a new life that she now shares with a GI. Fred rents a room in the "Royal", a sleazy hotel. There, he meets Alma, who takes care of the rooms and the guests and who is being kept by her sugar daddy - the aging hotel director. A passionate encounter with his old girlfriend Vera, who had high hopes for the two of them at some earlier time, dissipates into a brief carnal episode. For the ...

WHITE TRASH [KANAKERBRAUT]

Director: Uwe Schrader
Screenplay: Uwe Schrader; Daniel Dubbe
Director of Photography: Klaus Müller-Laue
Cast: Nikolaus Dutsch; Peter Franke; Brigitte Janner; Steffi Lang; Alfred Raschke
Country, Year of production:
D, 1983
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

The film focuses on Paul. He is 40, takes on odd jobs and lives alone in a shabby dwelling. His hangout is a rough drinker's bar with a juke box and dancing. One day, he meets Lisa there. Lisa lives alone. Her husband is doing field installation work in Sudan. Paul used to be married. His wife left him years ago. KANAKERBRAUT is a film about desires. It is set in the grey zone between petty bourgeoisie and dissolution. Paul and Lisa are both equally distanced from their partners, on whom they've attached their dreams. That doesn't create any solidarity between them, but rather antagonism. Conceived of as a laconic little milieu film, the film is authentic in regard to the locations and the language of its heroes. Coarseness can be found in immediate proximity to tenderness, moments of ...