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Midnight Revue

Theater Work: The Berliner Ensemble at 25

Art Unleashed: Experiments on Film by Lutz Dammbeck

Famous producer Otto Kruse brags that he will produce a successful, new kind of revue film. When the project is close to failing, he orders his stage manager to “do what it takes.” Soon his young female assistant finds herself holding a dramaturg, composer and set designer hostage in a villa—with... From May to October 1974, Peter Voigt filmed at the Berliner Ensemble (BE) during the 25th anniversary of the theater’s founding. Voigt, a member of the BE himself in the 1950s, interviewed theater technicians who had been part of the world-famous ensemble for decades. Sharing experiences, memories... This 2-DVD set with a collection of five early short films made by German director and media artist Lutz Dammbeck introduces the formative period of an artist who remains one of Germany’s boldest and most innovative creators. The films testify to the artist’s attempts to break with prevailing...

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Love's Confusion

Our Children

Love Letters

Sonya, an art student, loves the med student Dieter. And Siegi, a factory worker, loves the bricklayer Eddie. At a lavish Carnival party at East Berlin’s art school an unintentional exchange of partners begins. When everyone takes off their masks, Dieter realizes that he did not spend the evening... From an official perspective, marginal youth culture did not exist in East Germany. The topic of subcultures was taboo in the GDR, and groups such as goths, skinheads, anti-skins, punks and neo-Nazis were dismissed as social deviations promoted by western countries.    Director... Director Uwe belz focuses his attention on viewing Marx from an alternative perspective, shoing the emotional and romantic sides of the historical figure. Passages from love letters that Karl Marx and his finacée, Jenny von Westphalen, exchanged as teenagers blend with paintings and beautifully...

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