Andy Bausch

Luxembourg , 1988 / 98 min / Luxembourgish and German OV / Comedy

Cinema concert in partnership with the Rotondes and with the support of SACEM Luxembourg.


After a while in prison, Chuck runs into Jacques, a big-mouthed inmate who makes everyone call him Johnny Chicago. They get into a fight with one another, then become friends and dream of a life in the US together. Neither Jenny, Johnny’s girlfriend who falls for Chuck, nor their lawyer and probation officer, Konrad, manage to slow down both Troublemakers: With a stolen car and borrowed guns they are dead-set on their plan to rob a bank to finance their American dream. But things go south.

Charles Nilles’s most recent Instrumental Hip hop and downbeat project, Sh’napan, is going to reimagine “Troublemaker”s’ iconic score and perform it live on the film. Charles Nilles is a founding member of the Luxembourgish electro group Artaban. After recording two albums for the label “Chez KitoKat”, several concerts (as support act for Modeselektor, Apparat, Foals, Way Tailor, Sebastien Tellier, M83), multiple remixes and film collaborations,  Sh’napan cooperates with SACEM, Rotondes and the Luxembourg City Film Festival on a new cinematographic project.

“In the very young history of Luxembourgish feature films “Troublemaker” has, without a doubt, left its mark on many of my generation. Beyond the sympathy we felt for the protagonists when we saw the film, we somehow appropriated the entire production process. In this sense, “Troublemaker” should rather be analysed with the tools of sociology than with those of a film critic” Donato Rotunno, Rétrospective du 20e Festival International du Film d’Amiens, 1999


Fri 03/03 20:30 Rotondes LU and DE OV Public
Cast & Credits
(Film): Thierry van Werveke, Ender Frings, Nicole Max, Conrad Scheel, Jochen Senf, Marie-Christine Faber, Peter Anderson, Fernand Mathes, Marc Olinger, Volker Wolff / (Sh’napan:) Charles Nilles
Andy Bausch, Michel Treinen
Klaus-Peter Weber
Manuel Laval
Armand Strainchamps
Guy Schmit, Strange Brews, Matthew Dawson, Felix Schaber, Nazz Nazz, Bluesbusters / Musique live : Sh’napan
Visuals, Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR)
Paul Thiltges Distributions

Born 1959 in Dudelange, Luxembourg, Andy Bausch, self-taught, is one of Luxembourg’s best-known directors. After dropping his fine arts studies in 1984, he directs several shorts and a first feature film, but it is with “Troublemaker” that he breaks through outside of Luxembourg. His next film “A Wopbobaloobop a Lopbamboom” wins the “Open Zone/New Directors” Prize in San Sebastian (1989). In 1990, he founds Rattlesnake Pictures and has since directed documentaries, TV films, adverts and feature films, including “Le Club des Chômeurs”, the most successful ever Luxembourgish box-office hit.

  • 2017, Rusty Boys
  • 2016, Streik (documentary)
  • 2015, Faustino: One Man Show (documentary)
  • 2013, D'Fifties (documentary)
  • 2012, D'Belle Epoque (documentary)
  • 2010, Schockela, Knätschgummi a brong Puppelcher (documentary)
  • 2010, Trouble No More
  • 2008, Inthierryview (documentary)
  • 2007, Entrée d'artistes (documentary)
  • 2006, Deepfrozen
  • 2004, The Language School - Visions of Europe (short in an anthology)
  • 2004, La revanche
  • 2003, Le club des chômeurs
  • 2003, L'homme au cigare (documentary)
  • 1997, Back in Trouble
  • 1996, Letters Unsent (short)
  • 1993, Three Shake-a-Leg Steps to Heaven
  • 1989, A Wopbobaloobop a Lopbamboom
  • 1988, Troublemaker
  • 1986, Gwyncilla