Yell Once a Week
(Einmal in der Woche schrein)
Einmal in der Woche schrein © DEFA-Stiftung
The film's title is taken from a song, used here as a leitmotif, written by Günter Jordan and the East German rock group Pankow. This sensitive report about rebellious teenagers in Berlin's “wild East” was banned before its first screening.
"The rock music in this film was very political, a slap in the face of the communist system. Young people went to both the disco and the barricades. For this reason, this honest, unvarnished and rough film was banned for six years."
—Ralf Schenk, film historian