He mimed a bloodthirsty vampire, androgynous pretty boy and psychopathic killer. His face with his pale green eyes was stamped into the audience’s memory. Udo Kier is one of the few German actors who succeeded in Hollywood and became world famous – even in the iron sky behind the moon. Contrary to his “typical” roles, Udo Kier lives with his two dogs in Palm Springs. The penchant for eccentric, he celebrates in private: Years ago he saved a listed library in Palm Springs from it’s demolition. He has since expanded it to a residence.
The images of his daily life are like a Western. Endless desert landscapes, created as a documentary, a dusty ghost town from the 40’s and the never ending highways are the sets, where director Jeremy JP Fekete meets the exceptional actor Udo Kier: in his adopted home, the U.S. In one moment completely cowboy – then again egocentric enfant terrible , Udo Kier exposes himself shameless to the camera, then again refuses any collaboration, just to be demanding shortly after. “ME UDO” is a slightly different road movie, that elopes the audience not only to the top of Mount Jacinto and down into the valley of the giant windmill fields, but also into the depth of an outrageous actor.
DREHARBEITEN ZU “ICH UDO – SCHAUSPIELER UDO KIER”
2012 | 43 min | HD | Canon 5 D | XD Cam HD | 16:9
WRITTEN & DIRECTED Jeremy JP Fekete
PRODUCTION Bremedia Produktion
TV PREMIER 31. März 2012, auf ARTE
TV Premier: March, 31 – 2012, on ARTE
NOMINEES & AWARDS
2013 F E S T I V A L / WINNER, USA, “FINALIST CERTIFICATION” NEW YORK TV & FILM FESTIVALS FILM & VIDEO AWARDS
Film & Video Awards, Category: Documentaries