Films A to Z
Die Betörung der Blauen Matrosen
- 50 min.
- Year of Production:
- Rosa von Praunheim
- Production Company:
- Helmut Wietz (Berlin)
- Berlinale Category:
- Experimental Film
Ulrike Ottinger won the Special Teddy Award in 2014 for her incomparable lifetime achievement, of which this enchanting queer film is an early example even before her groundbreaking films Madame X and Bildnis einer Trinkerin (Ticket of No Return).
In collage sequences, the surrogate of synthetic sensuality takes form and seduces the sailors in the guise of a Hawaiian girl. In ritual punctuation, she distributes deaths which seemingly only the hardy siren Fatality can survive. But beyond the apparent and real rigidity of expressive forms, the film imparts a new life, which although not reversing its loss, breaks it in irony and repeats it in ritual, making visible other means of survival
BIOGRAFIE Ulrike Ottinger
Born in Konstanz, Germany in 1942. She worked as a painter and photographer in Paris from 1962-1968. She founded the “Visuell” film club in Konstanz in 1969, and led it until 1972; she also founded “galeriepress” art gallery and press. She has lived in Berlin since 1973. Alongside her film work she also produces operas and theatre and is present on the international scene with photo exhibitions.
FILMOGRAFIE Ulrike Ottinger (selection)
2019 Paris Calligrammes 2016 Chamissos Schatten 2012 Ulrike Ottinger - die Nomadin vom See 2011 Unter Schnee 2008 Die Koreanische Hochzeitruhe 2007 Prater 2004 12 Stühle 2002 Südostpassage 1997 Exil Shanghai 1992 Taiga. Eine Reise ins nördliche Land der Mongolen 1990 Countdown 1989 Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia 1987 Usinimage 1986 Superbia 1985 China. Die Künste 1984 Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse 1981 Freak Orlando 1979 Bildnis einer Trinkerin 1977 Madame X - Eine absolute Herrscherin 1975 Die Betörung der Blauen Matrosen 1973 Laokoon & Söhne 1973 Berlinfieber