High-school senior Peter considers the adults around him to be hypocritical, self-congratulatory, and immersed in the past. He gets suspended for writing an essay that his teachers consider... See full summary »
Adam receives a flashlight with special powers: every liar it shines on flies into the air. Production was cancelled in 1965 due to the film's political content. Only in 1989/90 could the ... See full summary »
The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for... See full summary »
August 24, 1937: a day in the life of expressionist sculptor/author Ernst Barlach.He lives in the small town of Güstrow, keeping to himself, not interested in politics. This day he learns that his sculptor in the Cathedral is gone.
Erik S. Klein
Moody East German political film doesn't grab attention
Even in the political environment of Marx and Engels, it happened that bosses took short cuts to complete safety critical work ahead of schedule. When an experienced and honest engineer, Heinz Solter, gets caught up in this he blows the whistle and suffers accordingly as the system tries to get him.
A very sparse film in every way; monochrome, with minimal set decoration, a very basic pop music score (performed by "The Sputniks") and pretty basic acting and direction too, this film doesn't grab your attention. It got the attention of the authorities, though: they banned it shortly after it was released, because of its challenging assumption, that the state could be wrong.
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