Two Strange Characters
(Zwei schräge Vögel)
GDR, 1989, 94 min, color
In German; no subtitles
Zwei schräge Vögel © DEFA-Stiftung, Siegfried Skoluda
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Kamminke and Frank, both computer science students, have developed a program that enables a computer to automatically find and correct errors in its software. In spite of their technological prowess, the two men run into trouble because they simply will not adapt to accepted social patterns. Is it mere impudence or the courage to stand up for their convictions?
After causing a computer breakdown, the friends are transferred to rural Thuringian village, where an inefficiently run production plant is threatening to go bankrupt due to millions worth of lost investments. With technological cunning and a little female help, the two stage their greatest coup yet.