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Dragan von Petrovic, Lena Müller, Germany, Serbia 2013, 87 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with

In this tragicomic documentary set between West Berlin and the former Yugoslavia, the story of West Berlin is told through the character of Dragan Wende. The king of West Berlin’s 1970s hedonistic disco scene earned his money in Berlin’s most famous nightclubs. Furthermore, thanks to their Yugoslav passport, Dragan Wende and his friends could easily pass from West Berlin to East Berlin: they thus profited from the Berlin Wall like few others, making quick money by "importing" goods and hard currency and were loved by the Eastern Ladies. But in 1989 the Wall fell. Suddenly the border was open to everyone and everything changed. In Lena Müller and Dragan von Petrovic’s film we can observe a microcosm of underdogs and their survival strategies in absurd and sit-comic situations. Archive flashbacks interweave the history of West Berlin with the story of Dragan Wende. An intimate and entertaining underground family-tale about the “Losers of Change” in a still-divided city.