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Leipzig Cycle 2015
Glaube Liebe Hoffnung Andreas Voigt

Three Leipzig skinheads – the portrait of a “lost generation” caught between left-wing and right-wing ideologies, violence and resignation. Plus an appearance by the legendary real estate tycoon Jürgen Schneider.

Glaube Liebe Hoffnung

Documentary Film
Germany
1994
89 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Klaus Schmutzer, à jour Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Herbert Kruschke, DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Andreas Voigt
Sebastian Richter
Angela Wendt
Andreas Voigt
Patric Stanislawski
While homes for asylum seekers are burning in (East) Germany, Voigt portrays three Leipzig skinheads in this depressing picture of a “lost generation” in a country in ruins. A scene with the legendary “building tycoon” Jürgen Schneider lead to a small scandal and a temporary ban on the film.

Grit Lemke
Leipzig Cycle 2015
Große Weite Welt Andreas Voigt

Taking stock after five years of German unification: settling down to routines. Nostalgia and disenchantment, the struggle for survival and a revolution ending up on the couch.

Große Weite Welt

Documentary Film
Germany
1997
87 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Klaus Schmutzer, à jour Film- und Fernsehproduktion, MDR
Andreas Voigt
Sebastian Richter, Rainer M. Schulz
Angela Wendt, Barbara Gummert
Andreas Voigt
Patric Stanislawski, Uwe Busch
Andreas Voigt
Taking stock five years after the reunification: What became of the dreams and hopes of 1989? People moved out into the world, settled down in a new life and now realise that it’s no less drab than the old one. Nostalgia and disenchantment, the struggle for survival and the end of a revolution on the couch.

Grit Lemke
Leipzig Cycle 2015
Leipzig im Herbst Gerd Kroske, Andreas Voigt, Sebastian Richter

The events of 9 October 1989, the “miracle of Leipzig”, filmed and reflected directly from the participants’ perspective. The document of reunification par excellence.

Leipzig im Herbst

Documentary Film
GDR
1989
51 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Gerd Kroske, Andreas Voigt, Sebastian Richter
Sebastian Richter
Manuela Bothe, Karin Schöning
Gerd Kroske, Andreas Voigt
Voigt, Kroske and Richter were among the first filmmakers who documented the events of the historic 9th of October 1989. Their “material” reflects them from different angles: protesters, workers, opposition members, policemen, street sweepers and functionaries. THE document of the “peaceful revolution”.

Grit Lemke
Leipzig Cycle 2015
Letztes Jahr Titanic Andreas Voigt

Leipzig, December 1989 to December 1990. Insecurity, bitterness, anxiety, irony and gallows humour, everyday life and the last dance on a sinking ship. The revolution becomes a carnival.

Letztes Jahr Titanic

Documentary Film
Germany
1991
100 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Andreas Voigt
Sebastian Richter
Angela Wendt
Sebastian Richter, Andreas Voigt
Patric Stanislav
Five Leipzigers between December 1989 and 1990. In a surreal setting we see political slogans degenerate to boozy singing, political sex parties get ready for the elections, and gold diggers from the West arrive while the East moves West. Insecurity and fears, gallows humour and the last dance on a sinking ship. A grotesque.

Grit Lemke