In his film, Lothar Lambert has chosen to portray eleven women over forty in Berlin, interweaving accounts of their experiences, their current lives and their expectations for the future. The line-up includes a number of well-known Berliners such as Irene Schweitzer, who runs the shop “Kaufhaus Schrill” in Bleibtreustrasse, photographer Erika Rabau and painter Evelyn Sommerhoff. The women talk about their chaotic family backgrounds, dramatic twists and turns, courageous decisions, failed relationships, breakdowns and new beginnings, as well as the art of gritting your teeth in spite of all of life’s blows. In no uncertain terms the women tell the filmmaker how they came to be the people they are; they also chat unabashedly about their sexual antics and reflect en passant on the social climate in Germany. Although only one or two of the protagonists are known to each other, they all share their acquaintance with Lothar Lambert, whom they know either socially or...
BIOGRAPHY Lothar Lambert
Born in Rudolstadt, Thuringia in 1944. He grew up in Berlin, studied journal- ism and was a trainee on a newspaper; subsequently becoming an editor on the Berlin newspaper “Der Abend”. He worked as a freelance film and television critic for various publications and made television features for the broad- caster SFB’s magazine programme, “Berliner Fenster”. He began working as a film director in 1971, initially collaborating with Wolfram Zobus. Lambert produces his own films and also often appears in the leading role. A painter from 1993 onwards.
FILMOGRAPHY Lothar Lambert (selection)
2009 Alle meine Stehaufmädchen – Von Frauen, die sich was Trauen 2008 Im Tiefen Tal Der Therapierten 2008 Hilka Will Noch 2007 As Showtime Goes By 2005 Küss Die Kamera! 2004 Aus Dem Tagebuch Eines Sexmoppels 2003 Ich Bin, Gott Sei Dank, Beim Film! 2000 Verdammt in Alle Eitelkeit 2000 Qualverwandt Oder Wenn Der Pfleger Zweimal Klingelt 1999 Made in Moabit - Eine Familie Aus Dem Hinterhof 1998 Und Gott Erschuf Das Make-Up 1997 Blond Bis Aufs Blut 1996 So Wahr Ich Liebe 1994 In Hassliebe Lola 1993 Gut Drauf, Schlecht Dran 1991 Was Sie Nie Über Frauen Wissen Wollten 1989 Du Elvis, Ich Monroe 1989 Liebe, Tod und Kleine Teufel 1987 Verbieten Verboten 1986 Gestatten, Bestatter! 1986 Die Liebeswüste 1984 Drama in Blond 1984 Der Sexte Sinn 1983 Paso Doble 1983 Fräulein Berlin 1981 Fucking City 1980 Die Alptraumfrau 1979 Tiergarten 1978 Now or Never 1976 Faux Pas De Deux 1974 1 Berlin-Harlem 1974 1 Berlin Harlem 1973 Ein Schluss Sehnsucht 1972 Ex und Hopp 1971 Kurzschluss 0
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- Alle meine Stehaufmädchen – Von Frauen, die sich was Trauen