Dieter Schidor
Kalt in Kolumbien

  1. 23 March 23, 7 pm

In English, German and Spanish with English subtitles

With Karen Lamassonne

Location: ACUD Kino, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

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<p>Dieter Schidor, Kalt in Kolumbien (film still), 1984, 16mm, 76 min</p>

Dieter Schidor, Kalt in Kolumbien (film still), 1984, 16mm, 76 min


The German-Colombian co-production Kalt in Kolumbien (1985) is a long-lost 16mm film, retrieved and digitized on the occasion of the Ruido / Noise exhibition by Karen Lamassonne.

It was directed by Dieter Schidor, a German actor who played in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film Querelle (1982). When invited to the Cartagena Film Festival to present Querelle, Schidor was intrigued by the city, and returned soon after to make Kalt in Kolumbien, together with a group of collaborators including German video artist Marcel Odenbach, New York writer, artist, actor, and cultural critic Gary Indiana and Karen Lamassonne. Two years after the production, Schidor died of Aids related consequences, and the film vanished into the archives, where it remained virtually unseen. Prior to the screening at ACUD, Karen Lamassonne, who contributed to the making of Kalt in Kolumbien as actress and art director, will give an introduction to the film.


Kalt in Kolumbien tells a story of revenge: Once released from prison, Norbert Haim, together with his accomplice Jojo, makes his way to Cartagena to kill his former business partner Hans Malitzky for a betrayal in the distant past. While manoeuvring its viewers through brief but loaded conversations and undercurrents of gay desire, the film also points to political events of the time such as the assassination of Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla or the extermination of the Unión Patriótica.



Directed by Dieter Schidor

Art Direction by Karen Lamassonne

Cast: Burkhard Driest, Gary Indiana, Karen Lamassonne, Dieter Schidor, Ulrike Schirm, Gerald Uhlig, Richard Ulacia

Courtesy of the Kinemathek Hamburg