Maja, a thirty-something single mother, leads a very practical and stale life until she decides to risk it all by "bailing out." She quits her job, sells her country home, and moves to the city with her adolescent daughter, where she starts looking for a new job and new connections.
In August 1961, the former Foreign Legionnaire, King, has collected a gang of hooligans with whom he creates mischief in the GDR. After some careless work on a construction site that leads to two deaths, the gang moves to a campsite on the Baltic Sea.
In an act of friendship and solidarity between two mining towns in 1929, the locals of Kriwoj Rog, Russia, give their flag as a gift to the locals of Bergstedt, Germany.
Karl Achilles, who has worked for thirty years in the chemical collective in Bitterfeld, is looking forward to retirement and plans to do everything he always wanted to do, but never had the time for: go on holiday with his wife, spend time with his children, and cultivate his flower garden.
Friendship, fun and contemplation characterize the lives of a group of twenty-year-olds who spend their summer vacation in Prerow on the Baltic Sea. In brief interviews, they discuss their past achievements, future plans, dreams and perspectives.
A man energetically crushes stones into gravel with a hammer, while in another part of the workshop, a woman forms gravel into stone blocks with equal enthusiasm.
An American transport squadron lead by former General Lee (Wolfgang Heinz) is being well-paid to provide air support to the French colonial army in Vietnam.
In 1987, after over ten years of work, Werner Tübke (1929-2004), one of East Germany’s most important painters, completed the monumental, oil-on-canvas painting The Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany.
This documentary film looks at the Bauhaus Dessau, one of the most innovative and elite schools for architecture. The film chronicles the school's establishment in Weimar, its relocation to Dessau, and its eventual closure by the Third Reich in 1932.
Two roommates in a private sanatorium in early-1950s East Germany are extremely different from one another. Josef is a communist policeman, while Hubertus is a Lutheran vicar. While Josef reads The Communist Manifesto, Hubertus prepares his sermon.