Roland Klick is a legend, pretty much the only one of the last 40 years in German cinema. With Mario Adorf, he made the psychedelic western "Deadlock", with Dennis Hopper the death-addicted punk song "White Star". Klick made great, stirring, crowd-pleasing cinema - but after only six feature films, the great talent of German cinema had mysteriously manoeuvred himself into obscurity. Even four federal film awards could not protect him from critics and colleagues of the "New German Cinema," who resented him as too commercial. Klick allied himself with the up-and-coming producer Bernd Eichinger; "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" was supposed to be their big hit. But everything turned out differently. Roland Klick was made an outsider. But he was also an uncompromising film director who took great risks with every film, always remaining on the edge. Until he got too close to it once.
In Sandra Prechtel's film, Klick shows himself in all his stunning straightforwardness. Otto Sander remembers his first screen appearance in Ludwig. Eva Mattes reviews one of her most beautiful roles and talks about the shooting of Supermarkt. Hark Bohm commemorates his brother Marquard, who became a star through "Deadlock". And horror film icon David Hess, who raged alongside Hopper in "White Star," interprets Click's drama from an American perspective: "He was a dreamer inside a German - it's not an easy thing to be."