Since her parents died in a car accident, Sabine has lived in an orphanage. When Edith—her beloved caretaker and the only adult she trusts—leaves to have a baby, Sabine runs away.
A heroic epic work detailing the German Revolution that occurred at the end of WWI.
The Second Life of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow - Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow (1973)
Refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated, Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, embarks on a new life rebelling against the path laid out by society. Pretending to be his son, he enrolls in a training course and starts to live a second youth.
Station Inspector Brock witnesses a robbery.
At 47, German sculptor and graphic artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) lost her beloved son Peter in WWI. She began to process her grief in drawings and sculptures, including the famous memorial The Grieving Parents, and became increasingly active in protesting social injustice.
Caroline and Robert knew each other from when they were children. Years later, they meet again at summer camp and fall in love. But being alone together is made difficult by the rigorous daily routine at the camp.
A young doctor who specializes in family planning speaks with five East German women working at the Treffmodelle textile plant in Berlin. Of all different ages, positions and social backgrounds, they discuss birth control, children’s education and women's emancipation.
A young, naive and enthusiastic director comes to a provincial town in East Germany to put on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the local theater. Although the lethargic company shows no interest in the play, he remains undaunted.
The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, The Silent Star is based on Stanislaw Lem's mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951).
The prince must find the singing, ringing tree in order to win the hand of the haughty princess.