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The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.

Director:

Andreas Dresen

Writer:

Laila Stieler (screenplay)
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10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Scheer ... Gerhard Gundermann
Anna Unterberger ... Conny Gundermann
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Führungsoffizier
Thorsten Merten ... Puppenspieler
Bjarne Mädel ... Parteisekretär
Eva Weißenborn Eva Weißenborn ... Helga
Benjamin Kramme Benjamin Kramme ... Wenni
Kathrin Angerer Kathrin Angerer ... Irene
Milan Peschel ... Volker
Hilmar Eichhorn ... Werner Walde
Alexander Hörbe ... Angestellter Gauck-Behörde
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ... Veteran
Peter Rappenglück ... Hamacher
Peter Schneider ... Helmut
Alexander Schubert ... Tagebauleiter
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The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.

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With 6 wins, was the most awarded film at the 2019 German Film Awards. See more »

Quotes

Gerhard Gundermann: [to a Communist Party leader] Why are you driving a western car while everyone else here has a Trabant? And what are your long-term concepts for our energy policy?
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Soll sein
Performed by Alexander Scheer
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Gunderman: Discovered & Defined
9 August 2019 | by gincainSee all my reviews

I'm not German but I do appreciate this movie very much. It is a sweet story of a gifted man and musician. The writer and director should be commended for interweaving a complicated love story, of a conflicted but quiet man within an historical period that helps define Germany today. Very moving, very tender accompanied by great soundtrack of Gunderman's instantly likable music.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Hungarian

Release Date:

23 August 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mühlrose, Saxony, Germany See more »

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$1,315,845
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