Weil du nur einmal lebst – Die Toten Hosen auf Tour

Die Toten Hosen – You Only Live Once
‘Tage wie diese’ (‘Days like these’), ‘Hier kommt Alex’ (‘Here comes Alex’) or ‘Auswärtsspiel’ (‘Away Game’): the greatest hits of Die Toten Hosen are an essential part of all their concerts. Founded in 1982, with roots in German punk, the band has been writing songs for 36 years in which politics, fun and sometimes provocation are by no means at cross purposes and which reflect the present more than any other German band. For lead singer and lyricist Campino, in the late 1970s and early 1980s punk was the alternative to the stuffy reality of life in West Germany. Today, their attitude is still punk, in spite of their phenomenal success of selling over 19 million records.
In 2018, the director followed Die Toten Hosen on their huge tour through stadiums and open-air venues in Germany and Switzerland and even as far as Argentina where, for the past 26 years, the band has had the most enthusiastic and loyal fans outside of German-speaking countries. Kablitz-Post, who has accompanied the band with her camera for over ten years, shows the artists on stage, backstage and in the tour bus and lets them speak for themselves. The concert footage was directed by music film director Paul Dugdale.
by Cordula Kablitz-Post, Paul Dugdale
with Andi, Breiti, Campino, Kuddel, Vom, Florian Cordes, Christoph Matthiesen, Kiki Ressler, Tino Ullrich, Ole Plogstedt, René Tagliapietra, Monchi (Feine Sahne Fischfilet), André Allerdisse, Patrick Orth, Martin Gössi, Rod Gonzalez (Die Ärzte), Antonio "Toni" Palermo, Norbert Hähnel, Mariano Asch
Germany 2018 German, English, Spanish 106’ Colour Documentary form


  • Andi
  • Breiti
  • Campino
  • Kuddel
  • Vom
  • Florian Cordes
  • Christoph Matthiesen
  • Kiki Ressler
  • Tino Ullrich
  • Ole Plogstedt
  • René Tagliapietra
  • Monchi (Feine Sahne Fischfilet)
  • André Allerdisse
  • Patrick Orth
  • Martin Gössi
  • Rod Gonzalez (Die Ärzte)
  • Antonio "Toni" Palermo
  • Norbert Hähnel (Der einzig wahre Heino)
  • Mariano Asch


Director Cordula Kablitz-Post, Paul Dugdale (concert director)
Screenplay Cordula Kablitz-Post
Cinematography Christopher Rowe, Nathaniel Hill (concerts)
Editing Mechthild Barth, Simon Bryant (concerts)
Music Die Toten Hosen
Sound Design Matthias Schwab
Sound David Kammerer, Filipp Forberg
Make-Up Susan Voss-Redfern
Production Manager Stella Nikoletta Drossa
Producer Cordula Kablitz-Post
Co-Producers Benjamin K. Höller, Christian Jantscha
Co-Production Opus R. Wachenheim an der Weinstraße

Cordula Kablitz-Post

Born in Aachen, Germany, she studied German, English and theatre in Munich and Berlin. Together with Christoph Schlingensief, she has developed projects including the talk show satire ‘Talk 2000’. Since 2001, she has produced arte’s best-known documentary series ‘Through the Night with...’, which has received four Grimme Awards. In 2016, her debut feature film as a director, Lou Andreas-Salomé, was one of the most successful art-house films in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Filmography (selection)

1997 TALK 2000; TV 2000 Schlingensiefs U 3000; TV 2002 "Sophiiiie!“; producer 2004 Durch die Nacht mit Udo Kier und Grayson Perry; TV 2011 Nina Hagen – Godmother of Punk; TV 2016 Lou Andreas-Salomé 2019 Weil Du nur einmal lebst – Die Toten Hosen auf Tour (Die Toten Hosen - You Only Live Once)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Paul Dugdale

The director studied at Central Saint Martins in London and has made documentary and concert films for artists including Taylor Swift, Adele, U2, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith and Mumford and Sons. His film Olé Olé Olé! followed the Rolling Stones on their South American tour. Ghost Stories was released in tandem with the live album of the same name by Coldplay.

Filmography (selection)

2008 Adele 20; TV movie 2010 4Play: Faithless; TV movie 2011 The Prodigy: World's on Fire · Chase and Status: Live in London; TV movie · Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall; Video documentary 2012 House Party; TV movie 2013 The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live 2014 Die Toten Hosen - Der Krach der Republik · Coldplay: Ghost Stories; TV movie · Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games 2015 Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts 2016 The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America · The Rolling Stones Havana Moon 2017 Royal Blood: Live From The House of Vans; TV movie 2018 Above & Beyond: Giving Up the Day Job · Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour; TV movie · Paul McCartney Live at... The Cavern Club · Weil du nur einmal lebst – Die Toten Hosen auf Tour (Die Toten Hosen - You Only Live Once)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020