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The Night a Village Vanished (2009)

Böseckendorf - Die Nacht, in der ein Dorf verschwand (original title)
Movie about the largest escape at the Inner German border during Cold War, when 14 families from the village of Böseckendorf in the GDR left towards West Germany.

Director:

Oliver Dommenget

Writers:

Dominik Frankowski (original idea), Daniel Maximilian (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Anna Loos ... Tonia Lantz
Thure Riefenstein ... Manfred 'Manni' Lantz
Andreas Pietschmann ... Harald Bittmann
Rebecca Immanuel ... Jutta Marx
Johannes Brandrup Johannes Brandrup ... Robert Grewe
Horst Janson ... Pfarrer
Esther Zimmering Esther Zimmering ... Christa
Rainer Piwek Rainer Piwek ... Karl
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Bea Radler
David Bunners ... Dr. Walter Berger (as David C. Bunners)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Grothgar Caroline Grothgar ... Gerda
Marie Gruber ... Elisabeth 'Elli' Schmidt
Paula Hartmann ... Simone Lantz
Susanne Maierhöfer Susanne Maierhöfer ... Martha Berger
Wolfgang Packhäuser Wolfgang Packhäuser ... Günther Schmidt
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Movie about the largest escape at the Inner German border during Cold War, when 14 families from the village of Böseckendorf in the GDR left towards West Germany.

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Drama | History

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excellent film
15 October 2010 | by poulpknSee all my reviews

This is a movie i came to see accidentally by zapping on the TV. And i had to see it all. It is very exciting, with a good build-up and some twists also. This is a film on the same level as "Goodbye Lenin" and "The lives of the others" with the same authenticity. I will recommend it to all for the good acting, the very good feeling of DDR in the sixties, the very good filming, and the convincing set. If it was a American movie it would have been a major hit. German really matches American and English movies in all aspects, and the fact that the actors are a little bit unknown to foreign viewers, just helps the feeling of real people and their lives. Don't miss this if you like a good, nerve spinning thriller based on historical events.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 September 2009 (Germany) See more »

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