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Best of MDR 2013
Im Dreieck Uwe Mann

Heiner Hinrichs, former architect and site manager of the city of Halle-Neustadt, vigorous, contradictory, and caught in a triangle between two women.

Im Dreieck

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
92 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Mario Schneider, 42film
Uwe Mann
Cornelius Renz
Eva-Luise Volkmann, Uwe Mann
Gudrun Steinbrück
Uwe Mann
Karina Schenk
Beate Schönfeld (MDR)
This documentary by Uwe Mann tells a classic romantic drama: two women love the same man and share him. They are all in the late autumn of their lives, and yet this is not a film about pensioners.
The film revolves around Heiner Hinrichs (74). Who is this man who is worth suffering for? His life is like a mountain massif, piled up by him and the upheavals of his time. He wanted to shape the GDR as an architect and site manager, but in the end it was the other way round. He believed that the modern, the socialist personality could exist. He was not a profiteer, rejected privilege. A life of ups and downs – exciting and tragic at the same time.
Best of MDR 2013
Mein Sommer ’88 – Wie die Stars die DDR rockten Carsten Fiebeler, Daniel Remsperger

In 1988 top acts like Depeche Mode, Bryan Adams, James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Bruce Springsteen lined up to play in East Berlin. Contemporary witnesses remember.

Mein Sommer ’88 – Wie die Stars die DDR rockten

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Jost-Arend Bösenberg, DOKfilm Fernsehproduktion
Carsten Fiebeler, Daniel Remsperger
Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Bryan Adams, Mike Patton, Pink Floyd, Rainbirds, City, Dirk Zöllner
Erik Krambeck, Florian Foest
Jasmin Hoffhaus, Markus C.M. Schmidt
Carsten Fiebeler, Daniel Remsperger
Anja Hagemeier (MDR), Jens Stubenrauch (RBB)
In 1988, top acts like Depeche Mode, Bryan Adams, James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Bruce Springsteen were lining up to play in East Berlin. Anyone who went to these historic concerts gets goose bumps even today remembering how the long-awaited stars stepped out of their posters and, for one evening, seemed close enough to touch.
Three very special music fans serve as guides through this passionate, funny and rocking film by Daniel Remsperger and Carsten Fiebeler: “Locke” (Moritz Jahn) and his friends Stefan (Philip Wiegratz) and Maren (Helene Doppler). They actually managed to visit all superstar concerts in the GDR in 1988. 20 other contemporary witnesses are also heard.
Best of MDR 2013
Zonenmädchen Sabine Michel

The end of their school years coincided with the end of the GDR – five girls from Dresden on a journey to Paris and into the past.

Zonenmädchen

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
75 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Maria Wischnewski, Holly Tischmann, IT WORKS!
Sabine Michel
Sebastian Herzfeld
Susanne Schüle, Martin Langner
Gudrun Steinbrück-Plenert, Catrin Vogt
Sabine Michel
Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer, Oliver Prasnikar, Alexander Heinze, Patrick Veigel
Dagmar Mielke (RBB / Arte), Rolf Bergmann (RBB), Martin Hübner (MDR)
Filmmaker Sabine Michel spent her childhood in Dresden’s “valley of the clueless” – a satirical name referring to the fact that the signals of West German TV never reached the city. She and her four friends finished school the year the GDR vanished from the maps. Educated to be socialists, free as birds and on the threshold of adulthood, they found themselves facing a new beginning in the former enemy country and were forced to reorient themselves …
This funny and very personal documentary follows the former friends on a trip to Paris. What has become of them? What did this external break mean to their biographies? How much “East Germany” is still in them?