The Old New World traces the course of our planet's history in a single film, answering the questions of human origins and human purpose in accordance with a Marxist view of history.
During the Namibian War of Independence, almost 500 Namibian children were relocated from 1979 onwards, from various refugee camps to the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
This musical comedy based on an opera by Jaques Offenbach incorporates a twist on the classic Greek myth: Orpheus, a music teacher at a girls’ school in the ancient Greek city of Thebes, actually does not miss his wife Eurydice that much – until the gods and Offenbach himself pressure him to retr
Florida, 1830. Of all eastern Indigenous nations, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life.
Fifth-grader Ottokar is always getting into trouble for trying to fix what he perceives as injustice. He gets revenge on his teacher Mr. Kunz, who gives preferential treatment to girls and humiliates poor students.
A group film made by a team of authors and involving a large cast with, among others, Ekkehard Schall (Berlin - Schönhauser Corner) and Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, narration by Brecht’s co-worker Margarete Steffin, and music by Peter Rabenalt.
Adele and Hannes, who both work in construction, spend their honeymoon in Hannes' small hometown of Kossin. For them, it becomes a time of recovery and, in particular, of memory of years past. Scenes from everyday life depict their love for work, commitment, conflicts.
A Moscow expert, Sascha, and his counterpart from Berlin, Dieter, find common ground and work together to deliver a vital amplifier to Radio Havana in a short amount of time, even though computer calculations indicate that it will be impossible.
The communist Bötcher (Wolfgang Kieling) is charged with the implementation of school reform.
A farmer's wife in Brandenburg is having strange dreams in which a Soviet prisoner-of-war assumes the face of her son. When her son suddenly turns up, she then has to stop a crime he had been helping plan against Soviet prisoners, tying him up and giving him up to the advancing Soviet army so tha