SynopsisWith the feature-length documentary film VERFLUCHTE LIEBE DEUTSCHER FILM we embark on a journey to the ‘night owls’ of German film history. Many of these are real treasures of genre cinema. Driven by curiosity and a burning joy of discovery we entered into dialogues and discussions with historians and protagonists of German film history, to offer our spectators an informed and lucid survey of the suppressed maelstroms of German films. It is the story of a difficult and strenuous love, the love of German films. DOOMRED LOVE – a journey through German Genre-Films is intended to be a comprehensive documentation about some of the most beautiful and at the same time least known films in our country.
Dominik Graf: “We have far too many ‘good’ films already, nice films, decent films, films eager to please… In cinema I have always loved the ‘dirt’, looked for ‘risk and danger’: for me, this has always been, what basically makes up a film.”
Johannes F. Sievert: “When I saw ‘Aufforderung zum Tanz’ and ‘Theo gegen den Rest der Welt’ for the first time, I understood, that quite different from what I was used to, stories of outsiders and misfits and their search for happiness were told in a nearly American, laconic way as in Hawks’ films, still totally independent and unmistakably German.”