Matthias Schweighöfer walking down the stairs @HBCberlin
The on forehand not too well received ‘kino-adaption’ of Wladimir Kaminer’s book ‘Russendisko’ celebrates it’s premiere in the cinemas around Germany today. Still I think I want to go. But I also still want to go to one of Kaminers’ infamous Russendisko nights in Kaffee Burger, as well as I still want to try to finally finish the entire - not too big - novel itself.
Anyhow. Last week I passed by the .HBC Club in the Karl-Liebknechtstrasse, as we got disrupted by a pretty big and excited crowd and a couple of spotlights pointed at the stairs towards the entrance. We waited and looked. A plain ordinary blond guy mastered to walk - in 3 shots - in a, for the director acceptable way, downstairs in the direction of the parked BMW in the street.
All of a sudden my friend (German) got as excited as the rest of the crowd. ‘But that is, that is Matthias Schweighöfer!’ he shouted. Some heads turned towards us and nodded in agreement. To me it was just the same symphathetic looking blond guy walking up and down the stairs, but no. There he was, the new Shooting Star Of German Cinema… and he was just in front of me. And, being Matthias Schweighöfer, the new star of German Cinema, of course he is the one playing Wladimir, the main character in Russendisko - Der Film.