Kurt, or You Should Laugh
(Kurt – oder Du sollst Lachen)
Kurt – oder Du sollst Lachen © DEFA-Stiftung
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Kurt Wans(z)ki spends his life in psychiatric clinics. His diagnosis: mental retardation, infantilism, incapacity for education, gradual depression, collector's mania... Free of all internal constraints or compulsions, Kurt lives his own life, perfecting his own art of living as a musician and painter on the streets of East Berlin. This sensitive film raises questions about the definition of what is considered "normal."