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Stilles Land (1992)

A young, naive and enthusiastic theater director named Kai comes to a grim provincial town to put on Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Although the lethargic theater company shows no interest in... See full summary »

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Andreas Dresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thorsten Merten ... Kai
Jeannette Arndt Jeannette Arndt ... Claudia
Kurt Böwe Kurt Böwe ... Walz
Petra Kelling ... Uschi
Horst Westphal Horst Westphal ... Horst
Katrin Martin Katrin Martin ... Tina
Mathias Noack Mathias Noack ... Felix
Asad Schwarz Asad Schwarz ... Theo
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Peter
Burkhard Heyl Burkhard Heyl ... Thomas
Roman Silberstein Roman Silberstein ... Pförtner
Wolf-Dieter Lingk Wolf-Dieter Lingk ... Parteisekretär
Ernst Meincke Ernst Meincke ... Busfahrer
Hans Jochen Röhrig Hans Jochen Röhrig ... Pfarrer (as Hans-Jochen Röhrig)
Jürgen Bierfreund Jürgen Bierfreund ... Requisiteur
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A young, naive and enthusiastic theater director named Kai comes to a grim provincial town to put on Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Although the lethargic theater company shows no interest in the play, his spirit remains undaunted. Meanwhile, it is fall 1989. The world is changing and somewhere, far away in the capital, a revolution is taking place and it seems that wishes might come true. Great hopes emerge in the little town and unexpected events overtake Kai's mutating production. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Country See more »

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What it was like when the Wall came down.
19 July 2000 | by stephan-39See all my reviews

In a provincial town in East Germany, the theater is preparing for the big performance. Meanwhile in Berlin and elsewhere in the country, dramatical political changes are taking place. What did it feel like to ordinary East Germans when their life was turned upside down during the fateful autumn of 1989? This film will give you an impression of that time free from the hugs-and-champagne cliche reiterated in the media.


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