Experimental filmmaker Werner Nekes describes in this, his first comedy the extraordinary career of the pop king of the Ruhr, Johnny Flash. This obstinate offspring of the Potzkothen family succeeds in becoming, thanks to the unflagging support of his mother, his manager and „that girl at Music Satellite“ a celebrated pop star. In the final sequence of this satire on show business and mother-son-love, Johnny and his mama wander off into an uncertain horizon, just as Charlie Chaplin once did at the end of his films… —http://wernernekes.de
Werner Nekes is a German director, actor, and producer. He was born on April 29, 1944, in Erfurt, Germany. Nekes has directed movies such as Johnny Flash, released in 1986, Uliisses (1982), and Hurrycan (1979). As an actor, Werner Nekes has also been seen in movies such as 00 Schneider – Jagd auf Nihil Baxter, released in 1994, in which he portrayed Mann in Schwimmkleidung, and Uliisses (1982). Werner Nekes has also produced Hurrycan, released in 1979.