Hans Müller is visiting Wartburg Castle in Thuringia, accompanied by his loving female friend Maria. Hans doesn't understand much about loyalty, which constantly leads to problems between the two of them. During one of their fights, Lady Venus intervenes and sends the pair back to the Middle Ag
The little island of Laenneken is a place where time seems to stands still. Traditional customs and age-old power relations are still in place and are unaffected by modern-day influences.
This harsh, yet poetic critique of Stalinism in East Germany centers on the mythical village of Stalina in 1953. The villagers legitimize injustice by glorifying “real existing socialism” … at the same time as they experience their own destruction by the system. .
Landing is the story of a young Afro-German woman who wakes up to discover that she is invisible... something she has always dreamed of being. Screened at the Berlinale in 2007.
Starting from the 1973 DEFA film Too Young for Love? (dir. Bernhard Stephan), director Hosek explores youth films produced by the DEFA Studio for Feature Film.
"For me, running is like music." East German marathon runner Waldemar Cierpinski was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and was also voted the GDR's most popular athlete of the year twice.
The stories of four – out of approximately 250,000 – former political prisoners in East Germany.
Director Andreas Voigt interviewed people of different ages and social backgrounds about their experiences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He paints an important picture of this historic period in German history, filled with radical social and economic change and insecurity.
In a loose set of cabaret pieces, Steffen Mensching and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel—highly acclaimed East German poets, songwriters and clowns—satirize East German life in its final days and the arrival of new times after the fall of the Berlin Wall.