The Wensloff family puts themselves in danger during World War II by hiding a Jewish family and falsifying passports.
A GDR version of cinéma verité (filmed with Thomas Plenert’s 35mm hand camera), this film offers viewers a glimpse into the physically-demanding and dangerous precision work of experienced shunters.
In the mid-21st century, the reseach vessel Ikaros has disappeared in space. Commander Veikko of the spaceship Laika assembles a crew to seach for the missing ship.
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.
The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, The Silent Star is based on Stanislaw Lem's mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951).
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.
The prince must find the singing, ringing tree in order to win the hand of the haughty princess.
As a punishment, the Greek god Zeus forces Sisyphus to roll a large boulder up a mountain, but every time the rock is almost at the the top, it rolls back down the slope.
A baby is born near a wall with a heavy gate that divides an endless field. The baby grows up to become a man, who desperately longs his whole life to open the gate. Old and tired, he gives up and walks away. All of a sudden, the gate opens.
In spite of their long service to the king, the soldiers of Malabant receive hardly any wages upon their discharge. When one soldier protests this unfair treatment and predicts that the king will one day lose all his wealth, he is thrown into the dungeon.