Since her parents died in a car accident, Sabine has lived in an orphanage. When Edith—her beloved caretaker and the only adult she trusts—leaves to have a baby, Sabine runs away.
Sabine Wulff is almost 18 when she is released from the juvenile detention center. She doesn't want to return to her unsupportive parents or to her former boyfriend Jimmy, who got her into trouble by persuading her to steal cigarettes.
The first DEFA documentary on the topic of concentration camps and the Holocaust, this film was commissioned by the Soviet military administration in Berlin in connection with the preparations for the Sachsenhausen trial.
A heroic epic work detailing the German Revolution that occurred at the end of WWI.
This documentary commemorates the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia.
Samuel Claxton is a popular Cuban actor. In this interview, he remembers the production of the DEFA’s The Light on the Gallows, based on Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel.
Five-year-old Peter and his older brother Hans drop the Christmas present for their parents in the middle of the road and it gets flattened by a car. Deeply distressed, they go to a Christmas fair and buy a lottery ticket with their remaining money.
Carola is a mischievous girl who doesn't care much for school – except for gym class and recess, of course. Without her good friend Willi to keep her on the straight and narrow, she would really be in trouble.
In 1877, after the near-complete annihilation of the prairie Indians, the Whites have moved further west. There, they encounter the peaceful Nez Perce Indians, who were scheduled to be forced onto a reservation.
Refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated, Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, embarks on a new life rebelling against the path laid out by society. Pretending to be his son, he enrolls in a training course and starts to live a second youth.