The Great Hall

(Der große Saal)

GDR, 1977, 16 min, color
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

This color documentary about the great hall in the Palace of the Republic takes a peek behind the scenes at the work that it takes to put on a cultural event. Stage hands and technicians are interviewed about their jobs and the relationship between the working class and art. A lighthearted portrait of one of the GDR's most important cultural centers, nicknamed "Erich's Lamp Store" because of the numerous lights decorating the foyer.

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