Werner Nekes - Life between the pictures

One of the most important contemporary experimental filmmakers

The film takes on the challenge of not only capturing Nekes' significant body of work, but also building a deeper understanding through Nekes the person, by exploring his roots, his environment and his personality. Personal encounters and active creation formed the basis for making Nekes' film work and special treasures of his collection tangible. We experience how closely Nekes lived among the images that surrounded him and that he himself created.

In conversations with Alexander Kluge, Nekes reveals himself to be a competent film scholar and an active researcher of perception; the film also addresses his close collaboration with Helge Schneider and Christoph Schlingensief.

67th Berlin International Film Festival
Documentary
87 minutes
Script
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Director
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Editing
Kawe Vakil
Camera
Bernd Meiners
Thomas Vollmar
Production
Gerd Haag
Co-Production
Mike Beilfuß
Matthias Greving
Postproduction
Cine Complete GmbH
Production Manager
Cornelia Kellers
Music
André Feldhaus
Line producer
Kerstin Krieg
Cinema Sound Mix
Andreas Hellmanzik
Color Grading
Jan Gerold
Barrier-free version
Kathy Hellmanzik
DCP/DCDM-Mastering
Cine Complete GmbH
Distribution
mindjazz pictures UG
Funding
Supported with funds from nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft/ Bremen mbH
Supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Filmstiftung NRW
Sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)