New film Berlin Bouncer documents lives of three legendary doormen

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  • Sven Marquardt, Smiley Baldwin and Frank Künster are the three protagonists.
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  • A new film called Berlin Bouncer will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this February. Directed by David Dietl, Berlin Bouncer tells the story of three of the clubbing mecca's most famous doormen. Sven Marquardt and Smiley Baldwin, best known for their work at Berghain, and Frank Künster, who worked Delicious Donuts in the '90s and King Size in the 2010s, are the documentary's subjects. Beginning in the late '80s and running to the present day, the film follows each bouncer's transition into nightlife. Baldwin was formerly an American GI guarding the border, Marquardt was a punk and budding photographer in the East, while Künster moved to the capital from the West. The film screens on February 10th, 11th and 16th. Tickets are available on the Berlinale website. A wider release is due in April, and the music was handled by Basti Schwarz of Tiefschwarz.