Happy Too

Dokus
| 61
German (Germany)
| English

A raw, honest look at the relationship between filmmakers, actors, and the characters they jointly create. Sometimes comical, sometimes infuriating, always fascinating. This is not a "making-of" documentary in the conventional sense, but takes us behind the scenes of the tour-de-force performances of HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN. While the first film focused on the stormy, ultimately fatal relationship between Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian, HAPPY TOO looks at the dangers of a different kind of shooting: independent fiction filmmaking. Its focus is the flip side of the world portrayed in HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN. With the same penetrating gaze, irony and courage that Thomas Imbach used to probe the fantasy of activist romance, this time he takes aim at the myth of glamorous film acting.