The latest documentary by Andy Bausch is packed with fascinating information and opinion, great archive footage and reenactments and a sizzling soundtrack.
The latest documentary from veteran Luxembourg director Andy Bausch looks at a defining decade in the grand duchy’s recent history. Delano has tickers for the avant-premier.
Andy Bausch has become as well-known for his vivid documentaries over the past two decades as for his distinctive feature films. His latest effort, “Lost in the 80s” is an episodic look at a decade that saw Luxembourg move from a steel crisis to the birth of its financial services and satellite industries, embrace Green politics and alternative culture that gave rise to pirate radio stations and the Kulturfabrik, suffer the Bommeleeër attacks and a major crime wave by a group of violent bank robbers.
All this and more is retold via archive footage and dramatic reenactments as well as interviews. Watch the trailer here:
Framed by fictional scenes featuring actors André Jung and Luc Schiltz as a couple of nonchalant police officers, the film core is an interview with former prime minister Jacques Santer whose memories of the tension surrounding the Astra satellite launch (for which he reckons his job was on the line) and the changes in Luxembourg’s economic fortunes are both enlightening and entertaining. Other talking heads include first Green party MP Jean Huss, former RTL journalist and current police force spokesman Vic Reuter and former secret service officer André Kemmer.
The documentary is packed with fascinating information and opinion, great footage (which Bausch says he struggled to find) and a soundtrack that includes the likes of Killing Joke, Echo and the Bunnymen, Plastic Bertrand and local acts like Nazz Nazz and Djuju.
The film, with English subtitles, goes on general release in Luxembourg cinemas on Wednesday, but has its premier on Tuesday evening at Kinepolis at 7 p.m. To get into the draw to win a pair of tickets, enter our contest below: