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The political drama of the fall of the Iron Curtain as told by one of its power brokers and the widow of one of its casualties.
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Credited cast:
Miklós Németh Miklós Németh ... Himself - Prime Minister of Hungary 1988-90
Gundula Schafitel Gundula Schafitel ... Herself
Mathias Rössler Mathias Rössler ... Himself
Uta Koch Uta Koch ... Herself
Reinhard Schmied Reinhard Schmied ... Himself
Sándor Okányi Sándor Okányi ... Himself
Erika Okányi Erika Okányi ... Herself
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József Gyabronka József Gyabronka ... Miklós Németh (voice)
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'1989' is a creative documentary and a high-politics drama about the collapse of the Iron Curtain. A young technocrat, Miklos Nemeth, becomes Hungary's new prime minister to save the country's appalling economy. He decides to remove the expensive border control apparatus from the state budget. A young couple from East Germany is encouraged by the rumours that the Hungarian border to Austria will be opened and decide to make a go for it. But Nemeth's decision has set him up against formidable adversaries and communist hardliners. The young couple are caught up in the political power-game, and the young man is shot dead at the border. This tragic event paradoxically accelerates Nemeth's final decision to open the borders, and soon after the Berlin wall falls.

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Denmark | Germany | Hungary | Norway

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English | Hungarian | German

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November 2014 (Denmark) See more »

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1989 - Határon See more »

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