During the Cold War, Ulrich and Heike Molitor's attempt to escape from the GDR with their children hidden in the car ends in a prison conviction and both kids going to adoption unless they ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bornholmer Straße (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow
Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Central Europeans describe life under Communism and offer candid assessments of the transition to freedom, capitalism and democracy in the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Directors: Mark Byrne, Rob Dennis
Stars: Jonathan Bady, Hanna Behrend, John Bok
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser
Sun Alley (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober
Au-delà des Murs (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lisa inherits an abandoned house from an unknown benefactor. On her first night in the house, after hearing noises, she knocks a hole in the wall and crawls through to discover an inescapable, infinite, labyrinthine "house."

Stars: Veerle Baetens, François Deblock, Geraldine Chaplin
Hors les murs (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers. Confronted by his girlfriend Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street.... See full summary »

Director: David Lambert
Stars: Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles
Freistatt (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young free mind German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather intentifies him as an competitor and let him bring into a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Brummund
Stars: Louis Hofmann, Alexander Held, Stephan Grossmann
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön
Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger
Barbara I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
Deutschland 83 (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henriette Confurius ...
Rebecca Pramann / Miriam Molitor
Katja Flint ...
Heike Molitor
...
Ulrich Molitor
Ulrike Krumbiegel ...
Susanne Pramann
...
Frank Pramann
...
Brigitte Schröder
Veit Stübner ...
Karl-Heinz Schröder
Hanno Koffler ...
Victor
Moritz Grove ...
Nils Dreher
Dieter Okras ...
Alexander Schmeisser
...
Klaus Molitor
Karina Plachetka ...
Sandra Michaelis
...
Clara Dreher
Wolfgang Winkler ...
Hermann
Amy Rönnspies ...
Miriam (as Amy Leticia Rönnspies)
Edit

Storyline

During the Cold War, Ulrich and Heike Molitor's attempt to escape from the GDR with their children hidden in the car ends in a prison conviction and both kids going to adoption unless they accept to leave daughter Rebecca behind to that fate and choose 'exulsion' with son Klaus. When the kids near adulthood, Klaus is frustrated that his parents only wine about his lost sister. Meanwhile, the time is ripening for the Berlin wall to come down. Rebecca's adoptive pa resists his wife's bitching to leave the Stasi. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mauerfall  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Life in East Germany
3 October 2010 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The film covers the lives of some people in East Germany and the difficulties that people could have with the authorities there. It covers some of the undemocratic ways and transgressions of human rights committed by the German Democratic Republic, its official name, and the effects this had on some of its citizens. In particular, it covers the forced splitting up of a family with young children. The early part of the film was a fascinating and informative portrayal of the difficulties of living in a country split into a less-than-perfect but democratic state and a state that rides roughshod over the rights of its citizens supposedly in order to maintain an ideology, but which was actually maintaining its own people in power and riches.

The main character was played by Henriette Confurius, at least after the character had grown up, and she played this difficult and emotional role very well.

===SPOILER FOLLOWS===

The film ran into difficulties as it started to cover the fall of The Wall. From this point on, every character was a winner, and there were no negative aspects at all of the reunification. Of course, it was very positive that the unjust government of East Germany fell and that East Germany was absorbed into the democratic West, and were even able to take over a complete constitution and law book which had all been set up in a democratic country. To cover such historical events without even suggesting that there were also some negative aspects makes for boring films and reminiscence of propaganda films. It makes one think where the funding for such a film might have come from, although I hasten to add that I know next to nothing about film funding in general and absolutely nothing about the funding of this film.

The whole ending seemed unrealistic and written simply to further the image of the newly united Germany.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?