Next Year at Lake Balaton
(Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton)
Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton © DEFA-Stiftung, Herbert Kroiss
Jonas and Ines are in love and want to spend their vacation together camping on the Baltic coast. But Ines’s narrow-minded parents intervene and insist that the young couple joins the family vacation. Problems arise, so everyone ends up traveling to the Bulgarian Black Sea on their own. Along the way, Jonas meets a beautiful Dutch girl who is going to India via Turkey…
Director Herrmann Zschoche’s road movie is a humorous look at East German travel restrictions and how they played out for young people who longed to roam and see the world.
|1980||Prize for Best DEFA Film, "Neues Leben" Youth Magazine|
“A road movie and comedic summer film about young love, wanderlust and the travel limitations that existed [in the former GDR].” —Cinémathèque Leipzig
“Entertaining and full of verve!” —Lexikon des internationalen Films