DIE NACHT IST NICHT ALLEIN ZUM SCHLAFEN DA
Director: Peter Goedel
Documentary | D | 2011
82 min | Stereo
45th Hof International Film Festival
The “Fraunhofer Schoppenstube” – right in the middle of the hip Glockenbachviertel neighborhood, this bar is a meeting place for Munich’s night owls. But a lot of the guests also come from further away. The attraction is a special atmosphere, the eclectic mix of guests, and above all, the unique proprietors: Werner, a legendary bar musician, and Gerti, a hostess famous well beyond the city limits. She is the soul of the place. With his accordion and Hammond organ, Werner provides an endless repertoire for setting the right mood.
And as the night progresses, the guests start singing along, until finally the entire bar joins in. Students and pensioners, the unemployed, artists and business people: everyone comes together here to celebrate into the late-night hours. A social utopia in the smallest of spaces.