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Born in '45 (1966)

Jahrgang '45 (original title)
The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Monika Hildebrand ...
Lisa, genannt Li
Rolf Römer ...
Alfred, genannt Al
Paul Eichbaum ...
Mogul
Holger Mahlich ...
Hans
Gesine Rosenberg ...
Rita
Walter Stolp ...
Kaderleiter
Werner Kanitz ...
Ingo Koster ...
Heinz
Anita Okon ...
Sylvi
Ruth Kommerell ...
Mutter
Richard Ruckheim ...
Opa
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A.R. Penck ...
Freund
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The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social observations and poetic verse. This film tells the story of Al and Li, a married couple living in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. They have only been married for a couple of months but decide to divorce. Alfred, a motorcycle enthusiast, especially pushes for the divorce. He fears losing his independence and freedom to experiment. Alfred takes a couple days off to clear his head, and rides through Berlin meeting friends and strangers. The fact that he ultimately returns to Lisa is possibly a good omen, but the ending remains open. Born in '45 was caught in a wave of politically motivated film bans in the summer of 1966 and was not allowed to be shown. The film was described by an official as "indifferent and insignificant." Boettcher chose settings that were "gloomy, unfriendly, dirty and ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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The director has not been allowed to finish the movie. The version screened at the 1990 Berlin Film Festival is a 100 minutes working copy. See more »

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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Schwarz ist main Liebster
Written and played on the guitar by Wolf Biermann
Sung by Eva-Maria Hagen
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