This biographical portrait of the actor and director Martin Hellberg is part of a series of documentaries about DEFA filmakers by director Ullrich Kasten.
This detailed portrait of Martin Luther—the religious reformer and translator of the Bible into German—highlights the significance of his work, both during his own lifetime, and in the modern era. Luther's biography is traced through historical documents and paintings, and the film goes into his
Filmed using an old hand-cranked Parvo L camera and radical montage strategies, this short is an experimental and alternative portrait of Karl Marx’s family and their poor living conditions during their long years in London.
At the Vienna Art Academy in 1994, one or more perpetrators spread black paint over 27 works by Austrian painter Arnulf Rainer. Rainer had become world-famous for his abstract art and, in particular, for his over-painting of photographs and his own and other artists’ paintings.
Max Stricker, an old anti-fascist, is taking a class of eighth graders to visit the former concentration camp of Buchenwald. But the students are more interested in making mischief than learning about history.
Max Hoelz, an energetic and charismatic revolutionary hero of the communist movement in the Weimar Republic, is profiled in this documentary by director Günter Jordan.
Peter, a 35-year-old ballet soloist, is giving his final performance tonight.
In 1974, an auction takes place in Munich: items labelled "former property of Hermann Göring" are sold to benefit the post-war state.
The so-called "Musical Corner" (Musikwinkel) is located around the towns of Klingenthal, Schöneck und Markneukirchen in the Vogtland region. It gets its name because the area is famous for instrument-making.