The film's title is taken from a song, used here as a leitmotif, written by Günter Jordan and the East German rock group Pankow. This sensitive report about rebellious teenagers in Berlin's “wild East” was banned before its first screening.
Born in 1937 to Jewish parents, Anita G. leaves the GDR for West Germany in search of a better life. With no home or job, she is caught stealing and sent to prison.
This documentary presents the history of twentieth-century Germany from an East German ideological perspective, focusing especially on the causes and political background of both World Wars.
They all live in the concrete jungle and tristesse of Berlin’s Marzahn district: the decorator Hans Moll (Axel Prahl) and his wife (Katharina Thalbach), the television announcer Ms. Wellinek (Karoline Eichhorn) and her ex (Herbert Knaup), and the Russian Yevgenia (Katerina Medvedeva).
In honor of the 750th anniversary of the GDR's capital city, Berlin's famous landmarks are shown, including Alexander Square, Leipziger Straße, Schönhauser Allee, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden, the Theater House, and the Berlin Cathedral.
One day in the lives of young people Berlin during the economic crisis at the end of the 1920s.
Elisabeth, whose father is a Party functionary, has grown up in a secure and privileged environment. Her understanding parents are always prepared to answer Elizabeth's questions to herself and about life.
It is the year 1935: After being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains working for the resistance movement in Hamburg. He has mixed feelings about his new contact agent; he almost envies the man's self-confidence, but cannot help mistrusting him.