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Heroes Like Us (1999)

Helden wie wir (original title)
Heroes Like Us presents as heroes ordinary teenagers and young East German adults, who in Thomas Brussig's (the novel and screenplay author) story, caused the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our ... See full summary »

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Daniel Borgwardt ...
Klaus Uhltzscht
Xenia Snagowski ...
Yvonne Anders
Adrian Heidenreich ...
Klaus als Kind
Luca Lenz ...
Yvonne als Kind
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Mutter Uhltzscht
Udo Kroschwald ...
Vater Uhltzscht
Volkmar Kleinert ...
Wunderlich
Dietmar Huhn ...
Grabs
Ulrich Wenzke ...
Eulert
Gojko Mitic ...
Yvonnes Vater
Joachim Lätsch ...
Stasioffizier Gollasch
Renate Krößner ...
Frau Lorenz, Klaus' Lehrerin
Daniel Graf ...
Lehrer Küfer
Franz Viehmann ...
Schuldirektor
Manfred Richter ...
Schwimmlehrer
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Heroes Like Us presents as heroes ordinary teenagers and young East German adults, who in Thomas Brussig's (the novel and screenplay author) story, caused the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our young hero falls in love, from an early age, with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. Our hero's father, however, is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his son's relationship with the girl, but he arranges for his son, after finishing school, to become a Stasi spy himself. The absurdities of everyday life in the former German "Democratic" Republic are comically (sometimes tragically) are exposed throughout the film. Written by GMeleJr

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10 November 1999 (Germany)  »

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Humorous and authentic comedy about the former East Germany
3 December 1999 | by (Miami & Sao Paulo, BR) – See all my reviews

A very funny and entertaining adaptation of Thomas Brussig's novel (whose SONNENALEE has also been adapted to film recently). It is a semi autobiographical picture of life in the DDR (the former East Germany). Worth seeing.


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