In a small village in 1949, Thomas, Renate and Ernst found a "Federation of Justice." Like their hero, pirate Klaus Störtebeker, they steal from the rich to give to the poor.
Jörg Foth's upbeat and optimistic documentary portrays two modern minstrel groups, Spilwut and Tippelklimper, who perform bagpipe music in medieval costumes at fairs, bars, and train stations.
In a Refugee Reception Center for migrants in Eisenach, the director gets to know 21-year-old Doris S., who moved to West Germany and returned.
When Paul and his mother move into their new home, Paul meets Anna, the girl next door. As they get into a quarrel in the elevator, they find that it doesn't stop, but instead takes them deeper and deeper into the Earth.
The Walkowiaks' marriage suffers due to the couple's differing perspectives on work. August (Erich Franz) looks forward to resting after retirement, while Frieda (Gisela May) invests much of her time and energy into her position as the head of an agricultural collective.
The Old New World traces the course of our planet's history in a single film, answering the questions of human origins and human purpose in accordance with a Marxist view of history.
Henry, a former professional boxer, is searching fruitlessly for new beginnings in post-war Berlin. One day, he falls out of an overcrowded train and lands, injured, near an abandoned train car where Xenia, a struggling bar hostess, lives.
This film documents the East Germans’ criticism of West German capitalism and the country's free market economy.
This film follows the creation of Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Brecht finished his first draft of the play in three weeks in November 1938, while in exile in Denmark.
Based on research and accounts of actual events, actors tell stories about people’s sexual experiences in East and West Germany. Interspersing interesting historic film clips, this film touches on free love, homosexuality, pornography and prostitution.