A man and a donkey receive gold and sugar for rescuing someone who fell down. From this point on, they only rescue people if there’s a reward. When the man himself falls, the donkey doesn’t help him – as he has no money!
Erich Becker joins the West German secret service, lured in by a harmless but lucrative assignment in Stockholm. His second mission turns out to be something much more serious: military espionage in his former home city of Erfurt.
This biographical portrait of director and screenwriter Egon Günther is part of a series of documentaries on DEFA filmmakers by director Ullrich Kasten.
Twenty-five-year-old electrician Thomas Taenzer tries to escape his failed marriage, unfinished college degree, and the confines of everyday life by taking a job in the Algerian desert.
When Sam, a penniless African-German singer and writer who grew up in East Germany and is now living in Berlin, finds out that he's HIV-positive, he gets extremely drunk, spends a few days in misery, and then promptly falls in love.
This documentary begins with the promotion of the arts and culture in the Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany in the years after WWII and the 1948 articulation of the goal of creating art to inspire the masses.
East Berlin, 1989: 30-year-old photojournalist Georg follows the beautiful and mysterious dancer Ms. Albena. Blinded by love, he dreams about her. His imagination and reality—a world in the midst of radical social changes—get mixed up.
Widowed Ada Fenske (Elsa Grube-Deister) lives on her own in her little house on the formerly East German island of Rügen.
Manfred Falk is an experienced race car driver and member of a racing collective in Eisenach. While competing in West Germany, the beautiful Manuela convinces him to leave his girlfriend Inge and his friends at the collective behind in order to join the South American Alvarez racing company.