This film in the "Kinder von Golzow" documentary series provides a retrospective look at growing up in the GDR through a biographical portrait of Bernd and his family. Bernd moves from his small hometown to take a position at an industrial petrochemical plant.
The fifth installment in Andreas Voigt's Leipzig series builds on and summarizes a decade of documentary filmmaking. Voigt revisits the protagonists from his earlier films in order to depict their lives in a reunified Germany and what became of their plans and beliefs following the Wende.
This 11-DVD set is designed to accompany the book Last Features: East German Cinema’s Lost Generation (Camden House in 2014), by Reinhild Steingröver (Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester).
In the desolate eastern states of a newly unified Germany, Anna and Lisa plan a series of bank robberies. They quickly become the most popular gangster duo of German postwar history, hunted by the police, but viewed as present-day female Robin Hoods by those in need.
The scene is East Germany in 1977, during the infamous Red Army Faction kidnapping of industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer in West Germany. A couple of East German teens are caught with contraband photos of West German Baader-Meinhof terrorists.
Far away from the big cities, in the vast expanse of the Northern Prairies, a withdrawn group of people is practicing its stubborn way of life.
A film portrait of one of DEFA's best-known directors.
This collection of documentaries tells the story of the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, a central location for the city’s mixture of cultural, leisurely, war, occupation and political histories.
Young Duke Ernst wants to become a good knight, but circumstances are not in his favor: The emperor, who wants to claim the Duke's castle and marry his mother, has Ernst wrongfully accused of murder and thrown in the dungeon.
This documentary on the life of German Expressionist artist Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) weaves together excerpts of his writings into a biographical overview with extensive images of his drawings, paintings and sculptures. Narrated in English.