Playgirl

Playgirl

BR Deutschland 1965/1966, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Alexandra is a model who comes to Berlin to rekindle an affair she started in Rome with businessman Joachim Steigenwald. But he pretends to be too busy for her and has his employee take Alexandra sightseeing. He, too, immediately falls under her enchantment. When they encounter Steigenwald, she finds herself between the two men, as someone who is always up for flirting with men …

"Making pretty things with pretty woman" was journalist Will Tremper’s takeaway as the gist of the Nouvelle Vague in this radically superficial bit of cinema. With no subsidy funds and no script, his Playgirl takes inventory of everything considered modern at the time, from brand products to the moral code. It served to produce a hybrid cosmopolitanism that was notable in West German cinemas, aided equally by celebrities, as well as swank fashion designer Heinz Oestergaard, and even the avant-garde ensemble The Living Theatre. As a cinematic representation of what was called a "display window of the West", Tremper’s work was breathtakingly affirmative and stood at a clear remove from the "young filmmakers". Nevertheless, it rendered great service in "the redemption of physical reality" (Kracauer).

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Will Tremper
Assistant director:Ralf Gregan
Script supervisor:Christine Viertel
Screenplay:Will Tremper
Director of photography:Wolfgang Lührse, Wolfgang Bellenbaum
Assistant camera:Lothar Hohlfeld, Klaus Jahnel
Costume design:Christine Viertel
Editing:Ursula Möhrle
Sound:Naftali Schönberg
Music:Peter Thomas, Klaus Doldinger
  
Cast: 
Eva RenziAlexandra Borowski
Harald LeipnitzSiegbert Laner
Paul HubschmidJoachim Steigenwald
Umberto OrsiniModefotograf Timo
Elga StassHilde Völker
Rudolf SchündlerDoktor Ziere
Narziss SokatscheffBogdan
Hans Joachim Ketzlin"007" Jochen
Gero GandertAngestellter bei Steigenwald
Heinz ZellermeyerHotelier
RicciKerl aus dem Nachtclub
Heinz OestergaardModedesigner
Erik von Loewis
Rita Maria Tablik
Bruno Hampel
Gerda Blisse
Ralf Gregan
Don Antonio Espinosa
Georg Wertenbaker
Elizabeth Wertenbaker
Dimitri Cosmadopoulos
Helen Cosmadopoulos
Heidrun Kussin
Reinhold Timm
Christian Doermer
Gerd Becker
Marina Gambaroff
Susanne Korda
Marga Zeuzmen
Karin Reich
Monika Scholl-Latour
Hans Peter Piettner
Elke Kummer
Katharina Sillaber
Ellen Kessler
Marie France
Paul Kuhn
  
Production company:Will Tremper Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Will Tremper
Line producer:Felix Hock
Unit production manager:Dieter Tremper
Location manager:Siegfried Hofbauer
Shoot:10.07.1965-16.11.1965: Berlin/West
Original distributor:Will Tremper Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
Length:2417 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.05.1966, 35674, ab 18 Jahre / nicht feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.06.1966, Berlin, Gloria-Palast

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Playgirl
Arbeitstitel Berlin ist eine Liebe wert
Arbeitstitel Berlin ist eine Sünde wert
Arbeitstitel Schlaraffia an der Spree

Versions

Original

Length:2417 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.05.1966, 35674, ab 18 Jahre / nicht feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.06.1966, Berlin, Gloria-Palast