Daniel has high hopes as he pulls a team together to design a vibrant community center for a new housing development. When the nonconformist plans are rejected, he starts feeling alienated. His colleagues increasingly leave him alone.
The Prenzlauer Berg band Herbst in Peking plays at an abandoned strip of the Berlin Wall and sings “We need a revolution. The system ain’t gonna change, unless we make it change.” This 1987 song accompanied the changes in the GDR, but at this point, this country is already almost history!
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).
This documentary filmed in the early summer of 1989 portrays a band of four young musicians who call themselves "Sperrmüll" ("Bulky Refuse") because they produce their music by drumming on other people's discarded items.
Tanya and Philipp work together and are both dedicated teachers. They become close and move in together. Tanya is very much in love and gets pregnant.
Articles of former East Germany from household items to flags are thrown away at a garbage dump outside of East Berlin, serving as a reminder of a state that no longer exists.
Recently-divorced accountant Farssmann enjoys his quiet job at a small company and is unhappy to find himself suddenly on his way to the top.
The Honecker era is the centerpiece of this film. The program for the social policy of the SED (Socialist Unity Party) calls for the "unity of economic and social policy." Thus the Party leadership celebrated the achievement of the tight social service network extending from day-care to retiremen
This documentary considers the events leading up to the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 - the final division between the two German states. Here the focus is not only on major political events but also on the spirit of the times.