Born in '45

Original title: (Jahrgang 45)
GDR, 1966/1990, 93 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

Alfred and Lisa decide to divorce after only a couple of months of marriage. Alfred takes a few days off to clear his head, riding through Berlin and meeting strangers; although he ultimately returns to Lisa, the ending remains open.


In East Germany's closest counterpart to early Godard, Jürgen Böttcher grasps the life of 20-year-olds in Prenzlauer Berg with social and regional exactness and translates it into a universal language. The film was banned in 1966 and Böttcher never returned to feature filmmaking.

Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Interview with Director of Photography Roland Gräf
  • Documentary "Forbidden Films in Retrospect"
  • Newsreels About the Film
  • Essay: A Personal Reflection by Film Historian Rolf Richter
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • Photo Gallery

Born in '45

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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