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White Star

Directed by Roland Klick
West Germany, 1983
Drama, Music
  • English
  • English
The Captive Man: Roland Klick's Neo-Genre Cinema


Berlin, 1981. Ken Barlow is the washed up ex-tour manager for the Rolling Stones who has found salvation in Moody, an up and coming synth-pop artist. Obsessed with the need for publicity, Barlow incites a violent punk riot at Moody’s concert, embarking the two on a destructive quest for success.

Our take

The punk spirit of Roland Klick’s cinema finds actualization in this underdog tale of a rising musician and his overdetermined manager, a role devoured by Dennis Hopper, who noted it as the “most emotionally demanding movie I’ve ever made”. A painfully true portrait of the fight for art and life.

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Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1984 | Winner: Outstanding Feature Film (Silver)

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