0 user 3 critic
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.
4 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
József Gyabronka József Gyabronka ... Miklós Németh (voice)


'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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site


Denmark | Germany | Hungary | Norway


English | Hungarian | German

Release Date:

November 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

1989 - Határon See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed