Johnny Flash

A feature film by Werner Nekes

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Experimental filmmaker Werner Nekes illustrates in his first comedy the extraordinary career of the pop king of the Ruhr, "Johnny Flash“. This obstinate offspring of the Potzkothen family succeeds in becoming a celebrated star thanks to the unflagging support of his mother, his manager and "that girl at Music Satellite". In the final sequence of this satire on show business and mother-son relationships, Johnny and his mama wander off into an uncertain horizon, just as Charlie Chaplin once did at the end of his films ...

80 min., col. 1986
Screenplay: Werner Nekes, Peter Ritz
Cinematography: Bernd Upnmoor, Serge Roman
Music: Helge Schneider
Sound: Andreas Wölki, Wolfgang Wirtz
Editor: Astrid Nicklaus
Cast: Heige Schneider, Andreas Kunze, Heike Melba-Fendel, Marianne Traub
Producer: Werner Nekes Filmproduktion/Filmförderung NW

Author(s) Werner Nekes
Artist(s) Werner Nekes, Heige Schneider, Andreas Kunze, Heike Melba-Fendel, Marianne Traub
Format DVD5 PAL Interzone/Region 0
Original format 35mm
Year 1987
Language(s) German
Subtitles English
Runtime 80 min.
Publisher Werner Nekes

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