• Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

    Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

by Ulrike Pfeiffer

Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

Germany | 2017 | 88:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Arts

Content Categories

Author's film Documentary
January 2017 saw the death of Werner Nekes, one of Germany's most significant experimental film-makers. He made more than 100 films, often closely linked to his gigantic collection of 40,000 cinematic artefacts. From 1967 to 1978, Nekes lived in Hamburg, at the time the centre of the innovative German film scene. In his capacity as professor at the University of the Visual Arts, he introduced his students to the ideas of radical cinema. Film excerpts tell of Nekes' "life among the pictures", along with conversations with contemporaries like Bernd Upnmoor, Alexander Kluge, Klaus Wyborny and Helge Schneider. An impressive portrait of a man who lived for film. The commentary is spoken by Hannelore Hoger. (Filmfest Hamburg)
Cast and Crew
  • Director Ulrike Pfeiffer
  • Producer Gerd Haag
  • Director of Photography Bernd Meiners, Thomas Vollmar
  • Editor Kawe Vakil
  • Score Andrè Feldhaus
  • Other Hannelore Hoger (Sprecherin)
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Production Company
TAG/TRAUM Filmprod. GmbH
Apostelnstrasse 11, 50667 Köln

Phone: +49 221 65025900

Co-Production Company
Kinescope Film GmbH
Links / Reference
Links / Reference
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