6.7/10
167
1 user 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Jürgen Böttcher
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Solo Sunny (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel
The Goat (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Go West (1925)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kahane
Stars: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Judith Richter
Three Ages (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kurt Maetzig
Stars: Angelika Waller, Alfred Müller, Ilse Voigt
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a group of rebellious teens in East Berlin.

Director: Gerhard Klein
Stars: Harry Engel, Siegfried Weiß, Ingeborg Beeske
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Monika Hildebrand Monika Hildebrand ... Lisa, genannt Li
Rolf Römer Rolf Römer ... Alfred, genannt Al
Paul Eichbaum Paul Eichbaum ... Mogul
Holger Mahlich Holger Mahlich ... Hans
Gesine Rosenberg Gesine Rosenberg ... Rita
Walter Stolp Walter Stolp ... Kaderleiter
Werner Kanitz Werner Kanitz ... Napoleon
Ingo Koster Ingo Koster ... Heinz
Anita Okon Anita Okon ... Sylvi
Ruth Kommerell Ruth Kommerell ... Mutter
Richard Ruckheim Richard Ruckheim ... Opa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.R. Penck A.R. Penck ... Freund
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 October 1990 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Born in '45 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(working print)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Features The Idle Class (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed