Feature film / Drama, Biography
128 Min. | Germany 2018
Focus: 30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall
Director: Andreas Dresen | Cast: Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Peter Schneider, Bjarne Mädel, Milan Peschel | Language: German, with English subtitles
With sensibility, affection, and humour, multi award-winning director Andreas Dresen presents this moving and endearing portrait of the beloved East German folk singer and songwriter Gerhard Gundermann. Politically active and passionate, digger driver Gundermann’s music career took off in 1986, capturing the hearts of the people with his clever, often melancholy lyrics imbued with social commentary. A poet, a clown, a loyal husband and an idealist, Gundermann lived a multifaceted life as a rebel - and a spy who was spied on.
Alexander Scheer is truly astonishing to watch as the intractable, brave and contradictory talent, not least because he sings every song himself. This inspiring biopic is both a music film and a love story that courageously encompasses guilt and entanglement, as well as suppression and, above all, defiance
One of the richest, most sophisticated and greatest films about the GDR.
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04.10.2019 | 7 PM | CGV Marvell City
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Bavarian Film Awards 2019: Best Actor
Tromsø International Film Festival 2019: FIPRESCI Prize
German Film Awards 2019: Outstanding Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design