GUNDERMANN tells the story of a mining machine operator/ songwriter. Gundermann is, however, also a poet, a clown and an idealist. He dreams, hopes, loves and fights. He is a spy that is spied upon. A starry-eyed idealist, who knows no better. A torn man.GUNDERMANN is both a love and music film, a drama about blame and entanglement, a story about repression and surrender.
GUNDERMANN is also a film about home and homeland. It takes a new look at a country which is no longer. And it is not too late for that.
A clever, sincere and very moving music film about a life with all its ideals, entanglements and disappointments. It is time we saw more movies like this about the GDR.
6 German film awards in 2019: best picture • best director• best leading actor • best script • best production design and best costume