Next Year at Lake Balaton

Original title: (Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton)
GDR, 1980, 89 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Jonas and Ines are in love and want to spend their vacation together camping on the Baltic coast. But Ines’s narrow-minded parents intervene and insist that the young couple joins the family vacation. Problems arise, so everyone ends up traveling to the Bulgarian Black Sea on their own. Along the way, Jonas meets a beautiful Dutch girl who is going to India via Turkey…


Director Herrmann Zschoche’s road movie is a humorous look at East German travel restrictions and how they played out for young people who longed to roam and see the world.

Special features:
  • New digitally restored version
  • Turn subtitles on/off

Next Year at Lake Balaton

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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