The NDR shows “Supermarkt” this Monday, August 22, 2022 from 11:15 p.m – of course without advertising and unabridged. Therefore, there is an absolute recommendation from us for this impressive and great action thriller by Roland Klick. If you don’t like the time of this TV broadcast or you discover this article too late, you can also stream “Supermarket”. It is even available as a subscription to the alleskino channel on Amazon Prime Video.
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The focus is on the 18-year-old petty criminal Willi (played by Charly Wierczejewski, voiced by Marius Müller-Westernhagen), who somehow makes it through in Hamburg, but is never happy anywhere. On the run from the police, a rich man (Hans-Michael Rehberg) wants to keep him as his private hustler, while a left-wing journalist (Michael Degen) sees him as a rehabilitation project. There is only brief hope for Willi when he falls in love with the prostitute Monika (Eva Mattes). He wants to “save” them and finally becomes a criminal….
It is not for nothing that “Supermarkt” is also celebrated abroad as one of the best German films of the 1970s. It is an outstanding action thriller, brilliantly staged by Roland Klick (“Deadlock”), grippingly filmed by the later legendary cinematographer Jost Vacano. For him, “Supermarkt” was the start of his world career, which culminated in works such as “Das Boot” and “The Neverending Story” and numerous collaborations with Paul Verhoeven such as “Robocop”, “Total Recall” or “Starship Troopers”.
With a moving hand-held camera, Vacano is always on the heels of the main character Willi when he digs through the dirtiest corners of St. Pauli and his odyssey through Hamburg’s nightlife leads ever further towards the abyss.
At the time, Klick broke with the conventions of German cinema and staged “Supermarkt” like an American big city thriller. He gets very close to his characters, especially Willi, instead of observing them from a distance. But he does not deny his setting, makes the city of Hamburg and especially the port district another leading actor. This combination makesSupermarket“ into a unique action thriller that has never been seen before and that not without reason still influences and inspires many filmmakers today.
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