Fast-paced montages represent West Berlin as the frontline of neo-fascism, terrorism and neo-colonialism, against which the peaceful city of East Berlin requires an “antifascist defense.” A strikingly modernist propaganda piece, it uses rare authentic images and newsreels from both sides to justi
A talk with scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Konrad Wolf’s son, as well as photos, film clips and animation bring to life this short documentary about director Konrad Wolf and the making of Solo Sunny and his other films.
Ewald Honig (Erwin Geschonneck) can't break his bad habit. Hardly has he crossed over into the GDR when the strapping, well-built man in his late fifties once again starts courting ladies with fraudulent intentions.
August 24, 1937: a day in the life of expressionist sculptor and author Ernst Barlach (Fred Düren). Barlach lives in the small town of Güstrow, keeping to himself and wanting to steer clear of politics.
The marriage of Katrin and Richard Lot has become a routine. She has a career and he, as a Marine officer, comes home only once every fourteen days. The children greet him with joy, but she greets him only with anxiety because their marriage is missing its key ingredient: love.
Charlotte Kestner (played by Lilli Palmer) was the love of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s youth, who became famous as Lotte in his renowned epistolary novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, published in 1774. After four decades, in late summer 1816, Charlotte travels to Weimar to see Goethe
The futuristically trendy moderator Chris Wallasch leads the viewer through this program exploring what love might look like in 2002. Passengers at the Berlin-Schönefeld airport are questioned about how they imagine life in thirty years.
Co-pilot Horst (Horst Drinda) is a braggart and a true Don Juan. When he tells Ilse (Gerlind Ahnert) that he is an aircraft commander, he is thoroughly embarrassed to encounter her on board his plane - as the stewardess!
Although at first Ina barely takes any notice of Matti, the two teenagers gradually fall in love at their dance classes and begin their first real relationship. Their parents are upset about this development and try to prevent their children from seeing each other.