The Architects

Original title: (Die Architekten)
GDR, 1990, 97 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Daniel has high hopes as he pulls a team together to design a vibrant community center for a new housing development. When the nonconformist plans are rejected, he starts feeling alienated. His colleagues increasingly leave him alone. Even his wife becomes despondent; like so many others, she’d like to move to West Germany with their daughter. When she does, Daniel is left to wonder what happened to his country and its people.



Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Short film: A Regular DEFA Film?
  • Director Interview: Ralf Schenk talks with Peter Kahane
  • Q & A with screenwriter Thomas Knauf
  • Introductory Essay
  • Original Theatrical Traile
  • Set Design Sketches
  • Photo Gallery
  • Biographies & Filmographies

The Architects

Screening Rights: 
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