BLUMENTOPF 1992–2016: NIEMALS WIRD ES WIEDER SO WERDEN WIE ES WAR (Deutschland 2016, Philipp Laier, DOK.music - Open Air). The show is over… And as their grand finale they celebrate what they had for 24 years. At their last concert at Munich’s Zenith in front of 7,000 fans the hip-hop combo, Blumentopf, take their final bows. A defining moment in German rap history.
SEWOL – DIE GELBE ZEIT – SEWOL – PAUSED IN TIME (Österreich, Deutschland 2017, Minsu Park, DOK.international). “The clothes stink of the sea,” explains a mother in front of Minsu Park’s camera before her voice fails her as she remembers her daughter. An upsetting documentary film about the suffering of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster and the catastrophic break down in authority.
THIS IS ATOMIC LOVE (Deutschland 2016, Heike Schuffenhauer, Marc Seibold, DOK.music - Open Air). At long last a film about the legendary Munich indie club, “The Atomic Café.” Here in front of its iconic glittery backdrop local bands, such as Sportfreunde Stiller, as well as international groups and DJs created unforgettable nights of music for almost 18 years. This film is a declaration of love.