The GDR in 1961 was a rather joyless place. When two kids establish a fan club for a rock’n’roll musician, authorities prick up their ears. The youngsters protest against the Berlin Wall, scribble graffiti, even burn down a barn. The government puts on a stage trial. The verdict: imprisonment for life. 14 years later they are bought out by the West German government. Based on a true story with no fairy-tale ending.
NIKI STEIN (*1961) has made numerous episodes of Tatort and award-winning TV films like Bis nichts mehr bleibt [Until Nothing Remains] (2010) and Rommel (2012). In 2015, his film Öl – Die Wahrheit über den Untergang der DDR was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG
Wieland Bauder, Niki Stein
Stephan Kampwirth, Misel Maticevic, Loretta Pflaum