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The Red Cockatoo (2006)

Der rote Kakadu (original title)
A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Siggi
... Luise
... Wolle
Ingeborg Westphal ... Tante Hedy
... Hurwitz
Kathrin Angerer ... Frau Männchen
Tanja Schleiff ... Rena
... Kleiner Lewerenz (as Volker Zack Michalowski)
Klaus Manchen ... Großer Lewerenz
Heiko Senst ... Arne
Nadja Petri ... KGB
Lutz Teschner ... Funktionär
Felix Mödl ... Bandleader
... Bassist
Ljubisa Ristic ... Miro
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In April 1961, in Dresden, the teenager Siggi meets the aspirant poetess Luise in a park and falls in love with her. He befriends her husband, the womanizer worker Wolle, to be close to Luise. Siggi smuggles porcelain objects that belonged to his parents to West Berlin to sell and make money to go to a night-club with Wolle and his friends. Meanwhile, the totalitarian system increases the repression of the youngsters and Wolle is arrested by the dictatorial regime. Siggi publishes Luise's poems and she is arrested. Siggi assumes the blame to release Luise but when he is chased by the Stasi, he calls Luise to go with him to the West Germany. Luise promises to meet him but she would bring Wolle with her. On 13 August 1961, the German Democrat Republic begins building the Berlin Wall. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Entertaining East-German Romance in the 60ies

I have seen 'Der Rote Kakadu' just tonight and was amazed about it. After some so called 'Ostalgic' movies (from German Ost meaning East), which all told stories about and in the GDR, as if it had been a strange fairy tale country, this movie was different. At one point it shows the brutality of the totalitarian zero-tolerance system of the GDR at the start of the 60ies and at the same time it tells a differentiated love story. After the 'rote Kakadu' I was more than cured of all Ostalgia and understood more about the relationship between men and women, and strangely at the same time I was entertained extremely well! If I had to recommend a movie, as the critical person I am, I would recommend this movie to everyone, who wants to understand a bit more.


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