Film As We Were Dreaming

As We Were Dreaming, film still © Peter Hartwig / Rommel Film, Pandora

Fri, 28.09.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Germany 2015 (Drama)

Director: Andreas Dresen
Producer: Peter Rommel
Duration: 117 mins
Languages: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: tbc

The Leipzig suburbs, shortly after the collapse of East Germany. Rico, Daniel, Paul and Mark, until recently still Pioneers in their red neckerchiefs, are growing up in the maelstrom of the newly reunited country. Yesterday's rules no longer count today. They turn night into day and the streets into an adventure playground. The boys run wild and hang out in the neighbourhood, steal cars, experiment with drugs and try out the new swingers' club. They open their own disco which is soon besieged by neo-Nazi skinheads. Everything is in a state of fl ux and decay, everyone is overfl owing with dreams: Rico longs for a boxing career; Daniel yearns to have a grand love affair with Little Star, the most beautiful girl Leipzig has ever known...

Text: Berlin International Film Festival