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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 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)

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Germany

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Release Date:

1 November 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlim Fica na Alemanha See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Remarkable subtlety
31 August 2001 | by Jep_GambardellaSee all my reviews

Imagine what it would be like getting out of jail after 11 years. Everything is different, your wife has someone else, you don't know your son, your friends have dispersed, nobody will give you a job. Now imagine that you started your term in East Germany months before the Wiedervereinigung, the reunification. That's what happened to Martin. As he is released his country doesn't exist anymore. Literally. He not only has to readapt to life outside, he has to integrate into a society he knows only from television as well. Having always been fascinated by the divided and the reunited Berlin I went to see this film at the Montréal film festival, and I am very glad I did. The enormous changes from the DDR to present day Germany are shown with a remarkable subtlety. Solid directing, nothing fancy, and very good performances contribute to make this a film well above average.


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