Three of Many
(Drei von vielen)
GDR, 1961, 33 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles
Drei von Vielen © DEFA-Stiftung
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Themes & Genres:
An affectionate portrait of three workers—Peter Herrmann, Peter Graf and Peter Makolies—who took art classes with Böttcher. Ralf Winkler, another of Böttcher's students, who later became known as A. R. Penck, also makes an appearance in the film.
Officials criticized this debut film as "formalistic, nihilistic and decadent" and it was banned until 1988.
This short film is available for purchase or streaming as part of the collection ART | WORK Six Shorts.