Locarno Review

The new film by Hannes Stöhr "Berlin Calling" with Paul Kalkbrenner in the leading role had on the 8 of August its world debut on the Piazza Grande in the context of the Locarno Film Festival 2008.

"The films shown independant of the competition for the Golden Leopard, the two German productions "Berlin Calling" and "Nordwand" gave the strongest impressions. Both films are regarded as the most promising candidate for the eligible audience price and the first time ,allocated by the professional U.S. - american film journal "Variety", price of honor for the best film on the Piazza. Director Hannes Stöhr describes in "Berlin Calling" the highs and lows of a DJ burned out emotionally. Paul Kalkbrenner gives convincingly his debut as an actor in the leading role. Kalkbrenner, well known as a DJ in the real scene of international clubs, wrote the music for the movie. After the with huge approval and bravo reputations considered performance of the film he invited spontaneously the audience on the Piazza Grande for a music session and got thousands to dance and swing."
(Source: N-TV 11.08.2008)