Menschen am Lagerfeuer


A Western German small town in the 1980s. Five friends dreamt of becoming pop stars. In a garage they built a sound studio and founded the label Fast Weltweit. They produced vinyl records, sampler, many cassettes, cover, flyer, posters and videos. They went on nation-wide concert tours.

Thirty years later, the film the world, almost meets Michael Girke, Bernadette Hengst, Achim Knorr, Frank Spilker and Frank Werner during an Easter bonfire on a farm in their hometown and asks what has become of their teenage dreams.


with Michael Girke, Bernadette Hengst, Achim Knorr, Frank Spilker, Frank Werner
Writer & Director Caroline Kirberg
Director of Photography Thilo Schmidt
Sound Manja Ebert
Editors Colleen Scheepers, Philip Scheffner
Music Michael Girke, Bernadette La Hengst, Achim Knorr, Frank Spilker, Die Sterne
Producers Caroline Kirberg, Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet, Philip Scheffner
Produced by pong
Production funded by
BKM Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien, werkleitz
Rechsearch funded by
Stadt Bad Salzuflen, Sparkasse Lemgo, Kreis Lippe

pong film
Caroline Kirberg
Email: kirberg(at)
Tel: ++49 (0)30 61076098



  • festivals

    World Premiere: Unerhört! Musikfilmfestival Hamburg 2016

    Other Festivals (selection)
    achtung berlin – new berlin film award Festival 2017
    Provinziale Festival in Eberswalde 2017

  • fact sheet

    Country of Production: Germany 
    Year of Production: 2016
    Length: 23 minutes
    Format: HD, colour, 16:9, 25 fps | 5.1 & stereo
    Language: German with English subtitles


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