This documentary is a portrait of the East German spy Horst Hesse, who inflitrated the American Military Intelligence Division in the 1950s. Horst Hesse was a hero in the GDR for saving his country. His story served as the basis for the spy film For Eyes Only.
This short film depicts Omega, one of Hungary's most successful rock bands, on tour in the GDR.
The footage includes brief interviews, concert preparations and performances for young audiences.
The Puhdys were one of East Germany's best-known and most popular beat music groups.
Czechoslovakian spy Pavel Minarik worked for 7 years at Radio Free Europe, an American news broadcasting organization with headquarters in Munich. Evidence from his time there is used to unmask the station's role in increasing Cold War tensions.
This is the second installment in the Disco Film series to feature the Puhdys, a popular East German rock band.
This music video from the Disco Film series features the song "Der Kampf um den Südpol" ("The Fight for the South Pole") by the Saxon rock band Stern Combo Meißen.
The rock band Electra was founded in 1969 in Dresden. This music video from the Disco Film series features a performance of their song "Bach 75" with a Baroque setting and costumes, including an appearance by East German mime artist Eberhard Kube.
A performance by the Berlin hard rock group City, complete with psychedelic concert footage. The song "Träume" ("Dreams") demonstrates the band's development and adaptation of time-tested means of musical expression.
Karat was one of the GDR's leading beat bands at the time the film was made. This music video features the group performing their hit song "Albatros" ("Albatross") at the City Theater in Hildburghausen, Thuringia.
Singer-songwriter Holger Biege was named East Germany's Interpreter of the Year in 1978 and 1979. This music video demonstrates his talents as a vocalist and pianist through his songs "Nimm mich so" ("Take Me The Way") and "Zuweilen kommt es vor" ("Sometimes It Occurs").