March Brandenburg Bricks
Märkische Ziegel © DEFA-Stiftung,
Spring 1988: the brick-making industry has determined the rhythms of life in the small Brandenburg town of Zehdenick for exactly 100 years. Long-time brickmakers and young employees speak openly and critically about their working and living conditions.
This film is the first part of Volker Koepp's March Brandenburg trilogy.
March Brandenburg Bricks is a despressing report about out-of-date production methods and disillusioned people. This very sensitive and emotional documentary was held back by GDR censors. In an era in which poetic descriptions of the image of the working class abounded, Koepp's film provides both a realistic, concrete document of work in a specific town as well as insight into working-class life in East Germany more generally.
|Film Ducat, Mannheim International Film Week
|Prize of the Adult Education Schools, Mannheim International Film Week