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Playboys

Have you ever asked yourself how a good Hollywood movie opens?
Playboys is a persiflage of a Hollywood movie.

Five actors and five directors are sitting together in a smoky Berlin pub after a film premier discussing the meaning of trash, high-art, pulp fiction and their own miserable lives. The camera continually circles the group – and it won’t rest before the film is over (a homage to Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs) Eventually the conversation turns to the problematic of chatting up women: where would be the most difficult place to get lucky?

One of the directors insists that he has the answer to the best way to open a movie Hollywood style: “Do you want to hear the story?” Well then, here we go…

Playboys
(Trash film)
1988, 12 min, 35mm, colour, 1:1,85

Featuring: Andrei Ujica, Matei Ujica, Rober Hunger-Bühler, Volker Koepp, Peter Lohmeyer
Premiere at the Berlinale, Berlin, 1998
Assistant director: Anka Schmid
Cinematographer: Jörg Widmer
Chief lighting technician: Ali Gözkaya
Sound technician: Heino Herrenbrück
Editor: Patricia Rommel
Foley artist: Erik Mischijew
Production designer: Gabriella Ausonio
Sound mixer: Martin Steyer
Music: Andreas Bick
Producer: Albert Kitzler
Production manager: Käte Ehrmann

Seal of Approval: “Besonders wertvoll” (highly recommended)
Distribution: UIP
Festivals: in competition at the Berlinale, 1998

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Playboys