July 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s Film Archive

FUCKING CITY, 1982

FUCKING CITY (Lothar Lambert, West Germany 1982) shows four average people on their increasingly desperate search for sexual and emotional fulfillment in the urban jungle of West Berlin: Helga allows herself to be pushing into having sex with strangers and making private porn films by her husband Rüdiger, as he can now almost only get close to her via the camera. Her gay colleague goes looking for men in the Tiergarten, while his naïve sister who has arrived from the provinces develops erotic interests of her own in turn. Lothar Lambert became one of the key representatives of German underground cinema in the 70s with low budget productions like this one. FUCKING CITY is one of his darkest and most consistent works. To coincide with Lambert’s 75th birthday, the 1981 film will be showing in a digitally restored version for the first time. Guest: Lothar Lambert. (ah)  (29.7.)

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Fucking City

*Fucking City Lothar Lambert FRG 1982
DCP 87 min

Lothar Lambert in person
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Lån meg din kone

The King’s Breakfast

Lån meg din kone Lend Me Your Wife
Edith Carlmar Norway 1958
35 mm OV/GeS 83 min
Showing first: The King’s Breakfast Wendy Toye
UK 1963 35 mm OV 28 min