Original title: (Herzsprung)
Germany, 1992, 87 min, color
In German; English subtitles

In the little town of Herzsprung almost nothing has changed since German unification—except a rise in unemployment. Johanna, a young mother and widow, becomes one of the unemployed and lives on welfare. To make matters worse, her husband commits suicide and she falls in love with a dark-skinned, roving adventurer; the whole village starts talking about it.


The feature film debut of director Helke Misselwitz (Winter Adé, 1988). Part of the series WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany.

Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • Introductory Essay by Kraft Wetzel
  • Written Interviews with Helke Misselwitz and Thomas Wilkening
  • Original On-Location Photos by Helga Paris
  • WENDE FLICKS Series Trailer
  • About The Wende Museum


Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

Shibboleth login