Wolli in Paradise / Wollis Paradies

The place: the outskirts of Hamburg, a flat, two rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom.
The time: one day and the passing night.
Wolfgang “Wolli” Köhler, former owner of a porn-cinema and a brothel, turned poet and illustrator, lives here with his wife Linda. Scenes of cohabitation. Scenes from a life together. Reminiscences of an existence that has led them from Waldheim in Saxony to St. Pauli in Hamburg.
Insights into the abject wretchedness of the sex industry. The underworld of covert backyard meetings before the advent of AIDS. Prejudices are undermined, preconceptions challenged. Wolli takes a trip down his own personal “memory lane”.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2007

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
60 min

Director
Gerd Kroske

Production
realistfilm

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2007
Cinéma du Réel Paris 2008 (Honourable Mention)
Aye Aye FF Nancy 2008
Non-Fiktionale Bad Eiblingen 2008
Viennale 2008