This documentary, intended to inspire new home filmmakers, tells the stories of ordinary people who learned how to make their own films by renting inexpensive AK 8 cameras.
The entire globe is barren; no trace of green remains. A long line of people edges slowly and eagerly forward. Under the strictest security, the people manage finally to get into the museum to view the main attraction: a lone tree.
Twelve year-old Susanne has only one friend, the old lock keeper. When she tells him about her problems with classmates who continually tease her, he gives her a ring with magic powers. Sometimes the ring will help, sometimes not.
Frank Beyer's first production after the fall of the Wall tells a love story set in the GDR of the 1970s. Karin's father, a district council chairman whose influence got Karin her job, wants her to break up with her boyfriend Frank, since his criminal record for rowdy behavior threatens her bloss
When he is 14, Stefan’s parents decide to move the family to Marzahn, a desolate high-rise suburb of Berlin that is still under construction. Stefan’s innocent childhood suddenly ends when he encounters the bullying of an older boy and his gang.
The mistress of the castle is a moody, domineering queen, while her clever and cheerful look-a-like Hanne works busily in the smithy. The women are so similar that they could easily be mistaken, and this gives the court jester an idea.
Leipzig is in a period of change. The uproar of Fall 1989 is followed by the hectic electoral campaign in Spring 1990.
During Prince Orlofsky’s ball, at which the "honorable" gentleman of Viennese high society are wont to amuse themselves with pretty young ballet dancers, Notar Falke gets revenge on Dr.