whisper & SHOUT

Original title: (flüstern & SCHREIEN)
GDR, 1988, 115 min, color
In German; English subtitles

This film documents important parts of the East German rock music scene of the late 1980s, from well-established bands like Silly to underground rock bands like Feeling B. It includes clips from concerts and interviews with fans and members of André + Die Firma, Chicorée, Die Zöllner, Feeling B, Sandow, Silly and This Pop Generation. It features young people using music to express their take on life, opposition to their parents' generation, and opinions on the political and social climate in East Germany. Rammstein fans will be particularly interested in interviews with Feeling B's Christian Lorenz and Paul Landers.


whisper & SHOUT, shot in 35mm, played to over one million viewers in sold-out theaters in East Germany. Audiences were drawn not only to see their favorite bands on the screen; they were also surprised that this film made it past the censors.


Part of the series WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany.

Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Director's Biography & Filmography
  • Information about the Featured Bands

whisper & SHOUT

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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