2014, Sat, May 10

You Are Not Alone – The Roy Black Story

D: Peter Keglevic

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | The Roy Black Story, film still | © RTL

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | The Roy Black Story, film still | © RTL

Germany 1996, 96 min., German version

Roy Black embodied a mix of provinciality and sophistication that touched a nerve in West Germany. Featuring Christoph Waltz in the title role, this biopic shows the ambiguous career of the singer as it moved between the white-wedding fantasy of “Ganz in Weiss” and the anti-schmaltz decree of Austrian hit-radio station Ö3.