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Grüß Gott, ich komm von drüben (1978)



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Credited cast:
Hans Christian Blech ... Biddecke - Betriebsleiter
Nicolas Brieger Nicolas Brieger ... Krampitz
Margret Homeyer Margret Homeyer ... Frau Schnitzer
Henning Gissel Henning Gissel ... Bergander
Klaus Münster ... Knospe
Dieter Eppler ... Stegmaier
Til Erwig Til Erwig ... Dr. Käckenhoff
Klaus Barner Klaus Barner ... Elsässer
Axel Ganz Axel Ganz ... Wapler
Manfred Seipold ... Androleit
Gisela Marx Gisela Marx ... Frau Hettinger
Franz Mosthav Franz Mosthav ... Bürgermeister
Erni Wilhelmi Erni Wilhelmi ... Fräulein Glöckle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Fabian Thomas Fabian ... DDR-Minister Settekorn
Janis Kiriakidis Janis Kiriakidis ... Greek worker


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A conceivable, but impossible East-West story
1 June 2002 | by TuranSee all my reviews

By a quirk of fate, a little shoe factory in West Germany is inherited by East Germany. The East German authorities bring in a new management from East Berlin, and they try to run the company the Socialist way. It has several consequences: the managers and their families are exposed to the "free West" lifestyle, a Greek worker turns out to be a Communist as well, and the sales go down. On the other hand, even Moscow-style Communists like the new management can be relatively decent people...

The story is 100% fiction, but as a "what if" story it has been well invented and is worth watching even now. Some of the actors, like Hans-Christian Blech, actually have fled from East Germany and knew exactly what characters they were playing.

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