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Playgirl

BR Deutschland 1965/1966 Spielfilm

Summary

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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Shoot

    • 10.07.1965 - 16.11.1965: Berlin/West
Duration:
2417 m, 88 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
s/w, Ton
Censorship/Age 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 Schlaraffia an der Spree
  • Arbeitstitel Berlin ist eine Liebe wert
  • Arbeitstitel Berlin ist eine Sünde wert

Versions

Original

Länge:
2417 m, 88 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,37
Bild/Ton:
s/w, Ton
Prüfung/Zensur:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.05.1966, 35674, ab 18 Jahre / nicht feiertagsfrei

Aufführung:

Uraufführung (DE): 23.06.1966, Berlin, Gloria-Palast