Renown (East) German scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase collaborated with director Konrad Wolf on the 1973 DEFA feature film The Naked Man on the Sports Field. In this interview, Kohlhaase talks about his friendship with sculptor Werner Stötzer, which was the inspiration for the script.
Soldier Ignaz Wolz returns from WWI with an immeasurable hatred of capitalist war profiteers. He decides to start his own revolution, but tries to stay away from the organized class struggle. He steals from the rich men and divides the wealth among the poor.
Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends—so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these stories, Karl falls in love with her in his thoughts.
Lydia Kowalenko is fired from the pharmaceutical company where she has worked for many years because she refused to help cover up the use of a dangerous chemical.
Turbine Potsdam was one of the GDR's most successful women's soccer teams, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the players and the strict coaching of Bernd Schröder.
This documentary includes interviews with the team and footage of their practices and competitions.
Party secretary and farmer Mattes is said to have inherited his family's traditional second sight. He can predict the weather, locate missing husbands, heal the sick and all sorts of other amazing things.
This documentary about Cambodia is based on archival footage.
This film reports on the goals and purposes of the wide variety of workplace health services in the GDR, from prophylactic examination to ergonomic redesign of the working environment.
This short documentary presents the 1960 Cycling World Championships, which were hosted by the GDR. The crowning achievement for East Germany was when cyclists Bernhard Eckstein and Täve Schur took first and second place in the amateur road race.
While an anatomy seminar prepares to examine the cadaver of Franz Wozzeck in the name of scientific progress, medical student Büchner excoriates humanity for having allowed Wozzeck’s fate. The tragic story unfolds in flashbacks, as Büchner narrates.