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One of the richest, most sophisticated and greatest films about the GDR

With sensibility, affection, and humour, multi award-winning director Andreas Dresen (Cloud 9, 2008) presents this moving and endearing portrait of the beloved East German folk singer and song writer 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 commen- tary. A poet, a clown, a loyal husband and an idealist, Gundermann lived a multifaceted life as a rebel - and a spy who got spied on.

Alexander Scheer (Eight Miles High, 2007) 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.

Please note the film screens in German with English subtitles.

2018 | 128 min | Biography, Drama | Germany
Director: Andreas Dresen
Cast: Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Peter Schneider, Bjarne Mädel, Milan Peschel
German with English subtitles
15+ (exemption)
Best Actor, Bavarian Film Awards 2019, FIPRESCI Prize, Tromsø International Film Festival 2019
Outstanding Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Performance, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, German Film Awards 2019