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What's it like? 1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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video file MPEG-4 Flash
Helpful notes! Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Performers! Barbara Brecht-Schall, Barbara Lübbert, Carl Weber, Ekkehard Schall, Gerd Zeuchner, Hans Stetter, Heinz-Dieter Knaup, Igael Tumarkin, Ingrid Lechner, Jutta Voigt, Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, Kurt Mühle, Rolf Ludwig, Rudi Ebeling, Stefan Lisewski, Ulrich Wüst, Werner Stötzer
Helpful notes! Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1992.
What's it about? Berlin in the 1950s: divided, but not yet walled. Young artists, at the start of their careers and seeking a new lifestyle, frequented the East Berlin cafés and bars that were meeting places for intellectuals, as well as Cold War secret service agents and black marketeers. Former East Berlin bohemians gather at Ganymed, the legendary restaurant near Bertolt Brechts Berliner Ensemble. In the early 1990s, soon after the fall of the Wall, they recall the atmosphere of their city in the 1950s which changed so abruptly when the Wall went up in 1961. They relate defining encounters with key players of the East Berlin art scene, especially theater reformer Bertolt Brecht. Director Peter VoigtBrechts youngest assistant and himself part of the 1950s art sceneuses interviews, archival materials and atmospheric images of the period in this multi-layered film essay.
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful notes! In English
Helpful subjects! Balts (Indo-European people).
History, Modern.
Artists.
German language.
History.
Art.
Documentary films.
It's a special thing! Documentary films.
More people who helped! Voigt, Peter, film director.
Brecht-Schall, Barbara, actor.
Lübbert, Barbara, actor.
Weber, Carl, actor.
Schall, Ekkehard, actor.
Zeuchner, Gerd, actor.
Stetter, Hans, actor.
Knaup, Heinz-Dieter, actor.
Tumarkin, Igael, actor.
Lechner, Ingrid, actor.
Voigt, Jutta, actor.
von Schnitzler, Karl-Eduard, actor.
Mühle, Kurt, actor.
Ludwig, Rolf, actor.
Ebeling, Rudi, actor.
Lisewski, Stefan, actor.
Wüst, Ulrich, actor.
Stötzer, Werner, actor.
DEFA Film Library (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Special numbers! 6371229 Kanopy
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