The nationally-owned Buna Chemical Plant provides an art center with 50 different art clubs for its 22,000 employees to participate in during their free time.
The beautiful and charming laundress Lurette is a well sought-after young woman in Ludwig XV’s Paris. Her heart is already taken, however, and she makes elaborate plans during Carnival to obtain the man she truly loves, the carpenter Campistrel.
This DVD presents two films on Ludwig van Beethoven, one of Germany's best-known composers, which were produced by the DEFA Studios over 20 years apart.
Vienna, 1813-1819: Beethoven (played by Donatas Banionis) is at the peak of his fame. Orchestras all over the world play his music, but he lives modestly and is dependent upon private patrons.
East Berlin, summer 1989: A young East Berliner navigates the final months of the GDR. Enrico has quit his apprenticeship to focus on the punk band Sperrmüll (Bulky Trash), which he founded with three friends from their high-rise housing development.
Ernst Busch’s story transcends time and place, and this six-part compilation documentary shows the versatility of his character that represents the breadth of the workers’ revolution.
This first East German animation film ever made is an entertaining look at fans and opponents of "American" music styles that fueled political debate and a generation gap in the GDR.
A detailed reconstruction of the censorship case against the landmark Weimar-era communist film, Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World? (1932).
This poetic film combines animation and life-action to illustrate the song "Am Fenster" ("At the Window") by the popular rock band City.
On a lonely homestead lives potter and musician Kristian Körting, who describes himself as "a musician from birth on" and "a musician searching for true sound." His love for music is the motivation for making his own organ.