24.9. - 3.10.2020

Öl - Die Wahrheit über den Untergang der DDR Germany 2015 | 88 min | OV | Colour | FF 2015

Niki Stein

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.

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Sometime in the early 1980s: Haiko R. was working on a GDR research ship studying schools of fish in the Baltic Sea. In fact, the SED leadership was feverishly hunting for oil. Haiko R. was one of the few who knew what was actually going on. After the fall of the Wall, he went abroad, returning years later. In the meantime, his old comrades had been making their fortunes. Haiko R. felt hard done by and wanted revenge by going public with potentially explosive information: was the fall of the GDR stage-managed? Mockumentary about the "real reasons" for the fall of the Wall.
Orig. Title: Öl - Die Wahrheit über den Untergang der DDR
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: 16:9
Director: Niki Stein
Screenplay: Niki Stein
Cast: Katharina Hackhausen, Jörg Pose, Ragna Pitoll, Bettina Hoppe, Petra van de Voort, Marie Schöneburg, Friederike Bellstedt
Producer: Liane Jessen,Inge Fleckenstein
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Jacki Engelken
Director of Photography: Armin Alker
Production Design: Anette Reuther
Editor: Silke Franken
Commissioning Editor: Liane Jessen, Inge Fleckenstein (HR)
Format: HDCam
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Production: hr-Fernsehfilm
Contact: Nathalie Mischel, HR:


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