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Rhythmic editing, wit, irony and modern music characterize the films of Bernd Maywald. A young maladjusted man looks critically at his own environment, particularly his hometown Berlin. Maywald was a "unique amateur" who shot his films on 8mm and regularly won prizes in GDR competitions. In 1964, he thought up a technical system to correct the missing synchrony between image and sound. In 1965, he used his "Kameramonstrum" to make the first recordings on film of the Diana Show Quartet (with Achim Mentzel), which enjoyed cult status at the time. Maywald thus introduced an element of music clip aesthetics into GDR film. After BERLIN SPEZIAL, ZWEI VERSUCHE was screened on a restricted basis.The other amateur films of the later television director also give a direct insight into 1960s youth culture, such as for example the portrayal of his beloved moped. (rf). A CineGraph Babelsberg program with the Filmmuseum Potsdam. (12.1.)

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