In a small village in West Prussia in the 1870s, Germans, Poles, Gypsies and Jews live together as neighbors. One night Johann, a German mill-owner, secretly opens the dam gates and floods the mill of his Jewish rival Levin.
Titta (Katharina Thalbach) seems to lead a completely normal life: she is in her mid-thirties with a husband, children and a stable job.
Four generations of one familiy live in the heart of the Spreewald, close to the coal mines and power stations. From their elders, the children have picked up Lower Sorbian as their first language. Many have left the area for cities or manufacturing towns.
A new world full of excitement and temptation opens up for 18-year-old Erika (Doris Abeßer) when her father flees from Krüselin, a small village in Brandenburg, to West Berlin, taking his daughter with him.
Three women talk about their jobs in a textile factory and about their private lives in a small town. The full-length conclusion to Volker Koepp´s Wittstock films includes footage and interviews shot periodically during the years 1974 to 1984.
Thuringia, 804 A.D. An orphan boy named Bengel grows in an abbey with no knowledge of his family or origins.
In 1793, the French are at war with England. Two friends, Debuisson and Sasportas, are sent to Jamaica, the English colony where their mission is to free the slaves. Bit by bit they are able to recruit people for their operation. Meanwhile, Napoleon comes to power in France.
In the sequel to A Lively Christmas Eve, Walter Lörke (Erwin Geschonneck) is looking forward to a quiet Christmas at home this year until his daughter calls to tell him his seventeen-year-old granddaughter Twini (Andrea Lüdke) has disappeared.
Dedicated to the “Comrades in our National People’s Army,” this short film features Lin Jadalti—a widely-known, GDR-based Jewish singer—performing in German and Yiddish.