Last to Know

Original title: (Jeder schweigt von etwas anderem)
Germany, 2006, 72 min, color
In German; English subtitles

The stories of four – out of approximately 250,000 – former political prisoners in East Germany. Back then, they couldn't keep silent; but now, 20 years after the fall of the Wall, it is still difficult to answer the questions of their children and friends, and come to terms with a very personal and painful past.


This moving documentary features four former political prisoners in East Germany – people who were imprisoned for reading banned books, writing poetry and leading alternative lifestyles. Exceptional bonus features, specially designed for educators, include a secret police training film and their files on one of the political prisoners (translated into English).

Special features:
  • Filmmaker Biographies & Filmographies
  • Interview with the Filmmakers
  • Stasi Statistics
  • Operation: Auditor (1984, b/w, 9 min.), produced by the Stasi
  • Protagonist Biographies
  • Anne Gollin’s Original Stasi Files

Last to Know

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