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Berlin Is in Germany (2001)

When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.

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Hannes Stöhr

Writer:

Hannes Stöhr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jörg Schüttauf Jörg Schüttauf ... Martin
Julia Jäger Julia Jäger ... Manuela
Robin Becker Robin Becker ... Rokko
Robert Lohr Robert Lohr ... Wolfgang
Tom Jahn ... Peter
Valentin Platareanu ... Victor
Edita Malovcic ... Ludmila
Oscar Martínez ... Enrique
Carmen-Maja Antoni Carmen-Maja Antoni ... Bewährungshelferin
Udo Kroschwald Udo Kroschwald ... Kommissar
Dirk Borchardt ... Kurt (as Dirk Borchert)
Dieter Jäger Dieter Jäger ... Hausbuchverwalter
Falko Freitag Falko Freitag ... Wärter 1
Inga Dietrich Inga Dietrich ... Gefängniswärterin
Rainer Reiners ... Gefängniswärter DDR (as Reiner Rainers)
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When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.

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Luna Film [dr] (German)

Country:

Germany

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German | Russian | French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlim Fica na Alemanha See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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subtle search for truth and consequence
5 April 2003 | by DrDVineSee all my reviews

"Berlin Is In Germany" take an close look on the former eastern German society 11 years after. This look is done through the eyes of the last "Ossi" who had spend these very years in prison and is now released to a country he only knows from television. But even this is a quite extreme setting, the movie makes no big deal of it. It tells every thing that's needed to tell and nothing more. It concentrates on details but constructs a subtle image of a whole society, a snapshot. Beside this, it's very well acted and made with love for it characters. Therefore it seems believable. All in all, I highly recommend this one to all, interested in the fact, that there still is more than one Germany, but also to all who just want to see a nice and human movie about the difficulties of finding ones way back into society.


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