In the fall of 1945, only a few months after WWII, 19-year-old German POW Mark Niebuhr arrives with other prisoners at a train station near Warsaw.
Unable to live in the big city, a man flees to the desert in search of peace and quiet.
This short film is available for purchase or streaming as part of the collection Animation Before Unification: 16 Shorts from East Germany.
Havana in the 1950s: Larita loves Elvis Presley and Ernest Hemingway. But her rebellios friend Victor is more concerned with current Cuban politics than with her ideas and dreams.
Margit Fliesser is a mathematician in her mid-30s who works in a medium-sized company; she has two children and has been divorced twice. Her colleagues like her and respect her professional skills, but she is somewhat shy and inhibited.
This recording, originally filmed on video on May 27, 1985, is of the media collage Herakles (Hercules) that was part of the Dresden International Music Festival program Klanghaus, Zeitzeichen II.
Dammbeck filmed this material during an event at Sredzkistrasse Gallery, a private exhibition space in East Berlin, in February 1984. Later, he captured the video material from a 16mm screening and projected it during his media collages.
This film documents the meeting of two painters – the older artist in front of the camera demonstrates his work to the younger artist behind the camera.
Famous actor Ralf Horricht (played by comedian Rolf Herricht) is working on a film about life as a soldier. While taking some time off from shooting for a honeymoon trip, he is called up from reserves and brought to a military training camp.
The bodies of an overnight train conductor and a French business man are discovered lying alongside train tracks. Also found at the crime scene are tomato juice cans full of heroin. But what is the connection between these two men and the drugs?