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Carla Röthig's documentary focuses on conversations with people from Berlin's nightlife. Roman Shamov was a bartender at "Berghain" for many years and is stunned by the drug-related death of the young American woman. He and other scene people and partygoers report on the fascination that Berlin's nightlife and especially the "Berghain" has exerted for decades.
How do people party in Berlin clubs? Are drugs part of the club culture? Raimund Reintjes is the spokesman for the Berlin Clubcommission, an association of Berlin cultural workers within the party scene. Together with Olaf Schremm, head of the Narcotics Department at the Berlin State Criminal Police Office, he also provides insights into nightlife and the associated challenges posed by drug use in Berlin's clubs. Why do people take drugs in the first place? What risks are associated with the wrong use of party drugs? Dr. Andrea Jungaberle is an emergency physician in the rescue service and has accompanied various drug emergencies in Berlin's nightlife. She provides answers.
In addition, the author and director talks on camera with Rüdiger Schmolke from the Berlin drug prevention project "SONAR." Can cases like the drug death in the "Berghain" be prevented in the future? And can so-called drug checking make Berlin's nightlife safer?