Location Hunting

Original title: (Motivsuche)
GDR, 1990, 111 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Filmmaker Rüdiger Stein wants to produce his first meaningful documentary. By chance, he meets Klaus and Manuela, two young teenagers who grew up in difficult social circumstances. They are expecting a child and plan to move in together. It’s a perfect, socially-important topic for Rüdiger’s first film. But Manuela changes her mind and the project threatens to fall apart. Rüdiger feels obliged to intervene so he can save his film, but it seems everything he touches goes out of control.


Released in 1990, this is one of the last DEFA films.

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Location Hunting

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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