Five-year-old Peter and his older brother Hans drop the Christmas present for their parents in the middle of the road and it gets flattened by a car. Deeply distressed, they go to a Christmas fair and buy a lottery ticket with their remaining money.
Carola is a mischievous girl who doesn't care much for school – except for gym class and recess, of course. Without her good friend Willi to keep her on the straight and narrow, she would really be in trouble.
Refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated, Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, embarks on a new life rebelling against the path laid out by society. Pretending to be his son, he enrolls in a training course and starts to live a second youth.
In this puppet animated film, all of the children on Earth would like a "beeping sputnik" for Christmas, but Santa's team up in space are worried because none of them know what a sputnik is.
A story about an encounter between a young Turkish guest worker living in West Berlin and an East Berlin girl, a few days after the Wall is opened.
A young, naive and enthusiastic director comes to a provincial town in East Germany to put on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the local theater. Although the lethargic company shows no interest in the play, he remains undaunted.
Cowboys Joe and Beny travel the Wild West as a financially-struggling entertainment duo. Joe sees himself as a noble fighter for the good in the world, while Beny dreams of becoming a successful clown.
This film musical is a romantic comedy of mistaken identities set at the 10th World Festival in Berlin. Alexej from Moscow meets and is attracted to Mascha, right before he leaves for Berlin. Mascha also travels to Berlin to perform with her cultural ensemble.