Last Year Titanic

(Letztes Jahr Titanic)

Germany, 1990, 101 min, color/b&w
In German; English subtitles
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Synopsis

Director Andreas Voigt interviewed people of different ages and social backgrounds about their experiences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He paints an important picture of this historic period in German history, filled with radical social and economic change and insecurity.

 

Since 1986, Voigt has documented life in the city of Leipzig. His long-term observation project, spanning almost thirty years, includes six films. It starts with a portrait of a Leipzig worker (Alfred, 1987), followed by Leipzig in the Fall (1989) about the Monday Demonstrations. Last Year Titanic is the third film in the series and was shot from December 1989 through December 1990—the last months of the GDR and the first months in united Germany.

Awards

1991 Forum, Berlin International Film Festival

 

Press comments

“Snapshots of fates and destroyed illusions, but also of the humor and self-irony of a [country’s] ending.”
—Chronik-der-Mauer.de

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