Barefoot and Without a Hat
(Barfuß und ohne Hut)
GDR, 1964, 26 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Barfuß und ohne Hut © DEFA-Stiftung
Themes & Genres:
Friendship, fun and contemplation characterize the lives of a group of twenty-year-olds who spend their summer vacation in Prerow on the Baltic Sea. In brief interviews, they discuss their past achievements, future plans, dreams and perspectives.
The conflict between the impending, serious future and their carefree, colorful lives comes to a head in this documentary film, which reflects the attitude towards life in the 1960s, complete with games, parties, and guitar-playing on the beach.