BÜBCHEN Roland Klick, Deutschland 1968, 86 min
Shunned at the time because it never takes the moral high ground, "Bübchen" is a pitch perfectly directed chamber play and a sharp study of German lower middle class society in the late 60s. Klick's feature film debut exposes the dark underbelly of suburbia in a way that took German cinema completely by surprise.
Following the little boy in almost documentary fashion with stunning cinematography by Robert van Ackeren, the film completely does away with conventions like poetic justice and delivers no attempts to render the horror comprehensible. It is perhaps the epitome of the cinema of Roland Klick: telling stories as well and uncompromisingly as possible.
Starring Sascha Urchs (as the little boy) in arguably one of the best child performances ever put to screen and Klick-discovery Renate Roland who won the German Film Award in Gold for her performance as the babysitter!
"Bübchen" is the 5th film in our "Debut Films" edition in cooperation with film magazine "Schnitt"!
Awards and Festivals
- Bundesfilmpreis in Gold 1968 für Renate Roland (in der Rolle der Monika) als beste Nachwuchsschauspielerin