A cinematic homage to the African American singer, actor, civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976).
Berlin apprentices attend a rock concert by the popular band Pankow held at their workplace. The songs describe the life of apprentice Paule Panke: getting up early, long hours, free time at night, until the weekend finally comes.
Albert Einstein, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb, was caught in a difficult sitituation when he immigrated to the United States in 1933. Should he, as a pacifist, support the American engineers building the atomic bomb or simply hope that the Nazis wouldn't build their own?
This documentary chronicles the 12th annual Festival of Political Song, one of the GDR's largest music events.
A farmer has a pear tree, a hen and three daughters. Every year, he must deliver three baskets of pears to the king, but one year, he can't fill the third basket and so hides his youngest daughter inside instead.
A murder has been committed in Pension Boulanka, a famous guesthouse for artists and circus people.
This film continues the story of radio operator Ludwig Bartuschek from The Sailors' Song. Near the end of the Weimar Republic, Bartuschek (Erwin Geschonneck) is working as a mechanic in the Sperber airplane plant.
In spring 1964, the body of Christa Gellert is dragged out of the Elbe River. City councilor Stegmeier and his colleague Anna Sell claim that the young woman was with them on a business trip when she drowned picking pussywillows.
This puppet animation film is based on Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. A 1936 symphonic fairy tale for children, the piece tells the story of Peter and a little bird who outwit and catch the dangerous wolf and take him to a zoo.
Little Peterle's father buys a goose at the Christmas market. But Peterle turns the bird, which he calls Guste, into a family pet and won't go to sleep unless she is allowed to sleep in his room instead of the cold cellar.