Nordreportage: The Reeperbahn’s neighbor – 24 Hours on the Talstraße

Prostitution, gay bars, and well-established pubs exist side-by-side with locally-owned snack counters and cafés. The people on the streets are of every age, nationality, attitude towards life, and social class. The local policeman Udo Lütje from the Reeperbahn’s famous Davidwache, knows everyone on the Talstraße. It is his favorite street on his beat. When he drops in to see Peggy, proprietress of the long-established pub Utspann, he always finds out what it going on in the neighborhood. Peggy’s customers are a mix of old and young, transvestites, gays, straights, and anyone else who happens to drop in. Someone such as Catrin Emmrich, the animal healer from across the street. She treats Peggie’s dog Sheila and can’t imagine a better place to live. Gökcan Durucan has a small shop on Talstraße and experiences the rough but warm way of St.Pauli locals every day. Domenica, a famous prostitute, dominatrix and streetworker used to live over his shop. He loves it here, where the people are bound together by opposites. Opposites such as in Dennis Trotzke’s life. He enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of the heterogeneous street and later, when the day and night shifts meet, he puts on his drag queen persona Valery Pearl and works as a DJ in the famous Wunderbar.

Broadcast date:30. Juli 2012 um 18:15 Uhr auf N3
Written and directed by:Anja Glücklich
Editorial advisor:Birgit Schanzen
Production:Verena Rieß
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Hamburg, Talstraße