Our Time

(Aus unserer Zeit)

GDR, 1970, 127 min, b&w


A group film made by a team of authors and involving a large cast with, among others, Ekkehard Schall (Berlin - Schönhauser Corner) and Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, narration by Brecht’s co-worker Margarete Steffin, and music by Peter Rabenalt.  


The film consists of four episodes that, when seen together, serve as a contemporary document for the post-war period of 1945 until the end of the 1960s. 


Episode 1: 
"The Two Sons" ("Die zwei Söhne"). 
Brandenburg in 1945 and the end of World War II.


Episode 2:
"The Duel" ("Das Duell").
 A meeting between an old professor and his former student.


Episode 3:
"Ordinary People" ("Gewöhnliche Leute").
Honeymoon reminiscences of a young couple.


Episode 4:
"The Computer Says No" ("Der Computer sagt: nein").
German-Russian cooperation to help Radio Havana.


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