Ballhaus Barmbek (1988)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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The sad and diverse romantic lives of the people who come to a ballroom named Ballhaus Barmbek are closely followed in this drama. Each table in the ballroom has a telephone on it so as to speed up the mating process. Some of those who come to the ballroom are pathetic, like the overweight Elvis fan whose makes a shrine to his idol. Others are simply hard-pressed to remain polite, like the studly Axel, whom all the dance-hall's unattached women (and many of those who are attached) want to dance with. One of the patrons is a crazed old man who rails out against the world in his own poetic language.

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alienation, bar [pub], death, loneliness, love, saloon, singer