This short film traces the story of a man from birth to old age. The magical dreams of his youth appear from time to time, but daily routine quickly takes over.
Managing director Walter Lörke (Erwin Geschonneck) had been looking forward to a cosy Christmas Eve spent with the family. But then his daughter Anne (Karin Schröder) has a surprise for him: his future son-in-law Thomas Ostermann (Arno Wyzniewski).
This documentary traces the history of East German peace and dearmament policies: the Buchenwald Manifesto of 1945, Wilhelm Pieck's promise in that the GDR would be a peaceful state, and the Conferences for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
This is the story of a marriage which threatens to collapse despite the couple's love for each other. Uwe Polzin, who is earning his doctorate in biology, and his wife Alla, who works as an interpreter, are both striving equally hard for the unlimited fulfillment of their ambitions.
Filmmaker Rüdiger Stein wants to produce his first meaningful documentary. By chance, he meets Klaus and Manuela, two young teenagers who grew up in difficult social circumstances. They are expecting a child and plan to move in together.
After documentary filmmaker Sibylle Schönemann applied to leave the GDR and go to West Germany, in 1984 she was arrested by the Stasi—the East German secret police—and imprisoned for the “crime” of “interfering with state activities.” One year later, after West Germany literally bought her freedo
Will this be another Christmas he spends by himself? As it turns out, the merry fire brigade has other plans for this widower.
This short film is available for purchase or streaming as part of the collection Animation Before Unification: 16 Shorts from East Germany.
Alex is always late and his vivid imagination is the blame. The familiar journey to school is the boy's setting for romantic Wild West adventures.
Long-haul driver Hannes (Manfred Krug) picks up a young hitchhiker, Herb (Jaecki Schwarz), who had a falling-out with his parents after dropping out of college and now travels around doing odd jobs.