Die Toten Hosen - You Only Live Once

Germany | 2019 | documentary | 107 min. DocFilmMusic competition

The punk band from Düsseldorf which was established in 1982 has sold over 19 million records so far and does not intend to retire. The documentary registers their recent tour promoting the latest album “Laune der Natour”. It captures Die Toten Hosen on stage and outside it, fascinated by their relentless vitality and maximum involvement in what they do. The tour, primarily around German cities, also becomes a political manifesto of the band, which openly expresses its opposition to racism.

directed by

Cordula Kablitz-Post Festival guest

Born in Aachen, Germany, she studied German, English and theatre and film in Munich and Berlin. Together with Christoph Schlingensief, she has developed, produced and directed projects including the talk show satire ‘Talk 2000’. Since 2001, she has directed and produced arte’s best-known documentary series ‘Into the Night with...’, which has received four Grimme Awards. She had her debut as a feature film director for the period drama ‘Lou Andreas-Salomé’, which was one of the most successful art-house films in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2016.

Paul Dugdale

Multiple Grammy-nominated filmmaker based in London. He studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art. His passion for music and film has led him to write and direct documentaries and concert films for some of the world's biggest artists including; Taylor Swift, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and U2.

Christopher Rowe
Die Toten Hosen
Mechthild Barth, Simon Bryant
Cordula Kablitz-Post (Avanti Media Fiction)
Film screenings:
Monday, May 27 20:00 | Mikro + meeting with creators:
director Cordula Kablitz-Post
Die Toten Hosen - You Only Live Once