LULU & JIMI

By Oskar ROEHLER

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Drama - Completed 2008

“LULU AND JIMI” is about sweeping love, rock & roll and getting rid of all that stale air of post-war Germany. You've got the good guys - that's LULU and JIMI - and the bad guys: Lulu's mother GERTRUD, her secret lover SCHULTZ, the chauffeur, and a wicked old shrink, VON OPPELN, crouching in his glo

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oskar ROEHLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Oskar ROEHLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriela SPERL (sperl+schott film)
    • Synopsis
    • It's the rock 'n' roll era in Germany – the lust for life and rebellion are in the air. Lulu (Jennifer Decker), the daughter of a bankrupt factory owner, falls in love with a handsome but penniless black man (Ray Fearon).
      The inhabitants of the conservative small town are horrified, and especially Lulu's mother (Katrin Sass) tries to stir the prejudices in her friends to fight against this unwanted love affair. She orders her chauffeur, Schultz (Udo Kier), and her doctor, von Oppeln (Hans-Michael Rehberg), to do everything they can to spoil the lovers' happiness. But Lulu and Jimi won't let anybody or anything get in their way! They live and love on the run, always one step ahead of their pursuers. Until they fall into a trap ...
      Oskar Roehler was born in 1959 in Starnberg, Germany, the son of husband and wife authors, Gisela Elsner and Klaus Roehler. Today he's one of the most brilliant and diversified directors in Germany. He started his career as a screenwriter of various cinema films. In 1995 he directed his first film, "Gentleman," which celebrated its premiere at the Munich Filmfest. The film "Die Unberührbare" (2000), a very personal and sensitively told portrait of his mother, was Oskar Roehler's breakthrough. The film was awarded the German Film Award in Gold, among other awards, and Hannelore Elsner received the German Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film. The riveting love story "Der alte Affe Angst," with Marie Bäumer and André Hennicke in the lead roles, was in the competition at the Berlinale in 2003 and received the Bavarian Film Prize. He was not only invited to show his next film, the gripping satire "Agnes und seine Brüder," in the Horizon Series at the International Film Festival in Venice, but he also received once more the Bavarian Film Prize for this film. His film adaptation of Michel Houellebecqs' novel of the same name, "Elementarteilchen," caused a sensation in the competition series at the Berlinale in 2006, and Moritz Bleibtreu received the Silver Bear for his portrayal of the sex-obsessed Bruno. With "Lulu & JimiI" Oskar is revealing a completely new side of himself. In the film he tells the passionate and electrifying love story of Lulu and Jimi in expressive cinematic images.
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