Walk Don't Walk

Walk Don't Walk

Deutschland 1998-2000, Dokumentarfilm


Walk Don′t Walk

Walk Don′t Walk is a documentary about the legs of Manhattan: sexy, fast and breaking taboos, with tropical sounds from the celebrated clarinettist, Don Byron, analyses by Diane Hanson, editor-in-chief of the fetish magazine Leg Show, and witty statements on their lower extremities.

The film was two years in the making. Thomas Struck was arrested for voyeurism. Sixty hours of footage were condensed to sixty minutes. The film was shot using a small, digital camera attached to a stick at foot height. A small, fold-out monitor enabled the film-maker to control his image, and the camera was switched on and off by remote control. New York′s pedestrians reacted in many different ways: many of them didn′t notice the camera, others played along with it, commenting on it with witty remarks or gestures, some women felt molested by it and Thomas Struck was taken into police custody three times, where he ultimately succeeded in convincing the police that Walk Don′t Walk was not pornography, but a film about the rhythm of New York and the pursuit of happiness.

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All Credits

Director:Thomas Struck
Screenplay:Thomas Struck
Director of photography:Thomas Struck, Christoph Köster
Editing:Michèlle Barbin
Music:Don Byron
Production company:Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Co-Producer:Thomas Struck
Shoot:: New York
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:60 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 24.01.2002


Originaltitel (DE) Walk Don't Walk



Length:60 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 24.01.2002


Length:42 min
Format:Beta SP
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Aufführung (DE): 04.05.2001, Oberhausen, IFF - Deutscher Wettbewerb


IFF Oberhausen 2001
3sat-Förderpreis (ex aequo >Fucked<), Deutscher Wettbewerb