Herr Lehmann (2003) (German with English Subtitles)
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called ‘Herr Lehmann’ by friends and patrons.
He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36. In the meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall.
Made a few years after the success of SONNENALLEE set in East-Berlin, director Leander Haußmann crosses the wall to the west, to adapt the novel „Herr Lehmann“ by Sven Regener.
Join the special event screening on Monday night in the Refugio Theatre
Monday 25th April
German with English Subtitles
Joshua Dullroy for Mobile Kino