Video Zick Zack

Video Zick Zack

Apr 7, 2022

Joern Heitmann
Shooting place
Sabat Theatre, Warsaw, Poland ; Tworki Hospital, Tworki, Poland


Zick Zack is the second video from Rammstein's eighth album, Zeit. It was released on April 7, 2022 on Youtube at 6:00 pm CET and was directed by German director Joern Heitmann.

In Zick Zack, Rammstein play a self-deprecating role as an old band whose members are addicted to plastic surgery. They play to their audience of elderly people only. The singer has a problem with his face and has to have it "fixed" backstage by his plastic surgeon.

The backstage scenes were filmed at the Tworki Hospital in Poland. The scenes in front of the audience were shot at the Sabat Theatre in Warsaw. The band found this theatre on the Internet, before sending their assistant to scout it. His feedback was very good and the theatre was rented for the shoot. The director of the theatre Małgorzaty Potockiej and her dancers were offered a role in the video. The filming lasted for 3 days during which no one could enter the theatre without permission, in order to avoid any leakage.


The promotion started on April 1, 2022, as an April fool's joke. The band's social networks posted the following announcement, accompanied by a visual of a clinic in Rammstein's colours, on which an image from the video can be seen:

We are very happy to reveal a well-kept secret today and announce our early-stage investment in a cutting-edge company: The Zick Zack Beauty Clinic in Berlin!
Rammstein are super excited this project is finally going live. “Prettier, bigger, harder" - become the best version of yourself!
Appointments will be available soon!

After only a few minutes the announcement was deleted, but Rammstein had sent the following press text to the media, intended to create a buzz:

The world-famous German band, Rammstein, has invested in a newly-founded beauty clinic in Berlin’s central Mitte district. The brand-new clinic is renowned for treatments like microblading, lashlifting, removers, botox and fillers. Bigger and more invasive surgery is not an issue at the hands of Prof. Dr. Klarerschnitt and his team – fresh from their experience in Tegernsee (Bavaria) – in their state-of-the-art operating theatre

On April 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CET, the microsite and the band's social networks began to broadcast visuals of each member of Rammstein as if they had undergone a large number of cosmetic surgeries. Till and Ollie were revealed first, then Richard and Paul at noon and Schneider and Flake at 5pm.

The German phone number (+49 30 24 77 99 99) on the visuals allowed you to find out when the video would premiere, listen to a music sample and a voice sample.

Welcome to the "Zick Zack" clinic. Dial 1 to make an appointment. Dial 2 to hear more about Zick Zack. Dial 3 to speak to our customer service.
choix 1
Zick Zack will premiere on April 7th at 6pm CET on Die Premiere von Zick Zack findet am 7. April um 18 Uhr auf statt.
choix 2
extrait audio
choix 3
un des 3 extraits de voix suivants :
Messer, Tupfer, Vollnarkose, Sieben Kilo Reiterhose und Bauchfett in die Biotonne, der Penis sieht jetzt wieder Sonne
Wir entfernen rasch zwei Rippen, Schlauchboot basteln aus den Lippen
Falten rascheln am Skalpell, Vorhaut weg, sehr aktuell

The day before the video, on 6 April, the official trailer was posted on Rammstein's official YouTube channel:


Credits and copyright

Rammstein are
Christoph Schneider
Paul Landers
Richard Z. Kruspe
Oliver Riedel
Till Lindemann
Flake Lorenz

Karolina Górska
Julia Ławrenowa
Jennifer Król
Ewa Kocka
Agata Szafrańska
Hanna Sech
Sara Gorbaczyńska
Natalia Popławska

Theatre Director/Choreographer
Małgorzata Potocka

Production Company
Katapult Filmproduktion

Joern Heitmann

Director Of Photography
Bernd Wondollek

Alexander Kiening
Ingo Georgi

Line Producer
Ralph Remstedt

SFX Make Up
Tomasz Matraszek
Izabela Woldańska
Michał Zabielski
Andrzej Dąbrowski
Agnieszka Adamska
Adrian Burz

Make Up
Katrin Westerhausen

Costume Designer
Markus Ernst

Production Designer
Marianna Mikołajczak-Lisiecka

Arthur Heisler
Rob Myers

Senior Colorist
Nadir Mansouri

Post Producer
Björn Grundt

Grading Suite
Sarah Trostorff

Basis Berlin Postproduktion
Julian Kossmann

Jens Koch

1st AD
Marcin Gałczyński

2nd AD
Weronika Rodowicz

Set Manager
Marcin Bielecki

Production Manager
Łukasz Szklarz

Location Manager
Zuzanna Borucka

1st AC
Krystian Dąbek

2nd AC
Filip Kozubek

Data Wrangler/VTR
Hubert Szpikowski

Playback Operator
Marcin Pawłot
Miłosz Sapieha

Konrad Karasewicz

Best Boy
Michał Pióro

Krzysztof Niewiadomski
Mateusz Rędowicz
Bartek Baprawski

Light Technician
Mariusz Nowak

Stage Technician
Przemysław Klyszcz
Oktawian Ornoch

Jacek Sobczyński

Key Grip
Marcin Bębenista

Karol Ambroszczyk
Marcin Wieczorek
Robert Bębenista

Grip Assistant
Bartosz Kurkiewicz

Set Decorator
Anna Marzeda

Prop Master
Mariusz Kowalski

Mirosław Opaliński
Antoni Adamski

Costume Design Assistant
Alina Berger

Kamila Kołek
Joanna Lisek

Theatre Wardrobe
Anna Oszust

SFX Make Up Assistant
Jakub Hampel
Marta Dąbrowska
Marta Krasowska
Kajetan Wójcik

Ballet & Hair Stylist
Agnieszka Rębecka
Ewelina Cnota
Joanna Tomaszycka

Production Assistant
Maria Filipowicz

Extras Coordinator
Paulina Braun

Grzegorz Chmiel
Paulina Chmiel

Animal Trainer
Beata Krzemińska
Jarosław Kucharek

Stage Hand
Krzysztof Rożeluk
Krzysztof Stachowski
Orest Pidhorodetsky

Stage Hand Trainee
Sambor Bielecki

Stage Hand/Runner
Ernest Gracz

Theatre Manager
Jakub Mielcarz

Theatre Office
Anna Leszczyńska
Aleksandra Mielcarz

Thanks To
Sabat Theatre
Tworki Hospital
The whole beautiful cast

Music and Lyrics written by Rammstein

Produced by Olsen Involtini with Rammstein

Pro Tools & Logic Editing, Audio Engineering and Additional Production by Florian Ammon

Guitar recording, editing and additional guitar production by Sky van Hoff at Studio Engine 55, Berlin

Mixed by Olsen Involtini

Mastered by Jens Dreesen

Published by Rammstein Musikverlag/Musik Edition Discoton GmbH

Rammstein Management
Birgit Fordyce
Stefan Mehnert

Band Personal Liaisons
Paulo San Martin
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