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An attempted robbery from a railway freight wagon takes place in a marshaling yard in East Germany. The Yard Supervisor, Brock recognises the thief as someone he has good reason to hate from the wartime. But identifying him would bring all sorts of ghosts out to haunt him, so he denies knowing the man. Meanwhile his daughter and her boyfriend get curious about the past and when they investigate, they expose a history that is explosive. (imdb)
Two lovers from a working-class Berlin background swear to marry each other, but after the Nazis rise to power, their Communist and resistance activities result in them becoming separated. As the war progresses, the possibility forms that the two may never see each other again...
Slatan Dudow's best-known and last completed film, a big-budget production featuring Angelica Domroese (of later The Legend of Paul and Paula fame), Annekatrin Bürger and Willi Schrade. The film ran into trouble with official socialist morality due to its frank depiction of sex (including nude bathing scenes) and portrayal of consumerism, along with a very stylized version of comedy. (imdb)
Mid-1950s Berlin, before the building of the Wall. Uschi, a salesgirl and aspiring fashion model from the East, is attracted to Hans, from the West. But she also loves the bright shop windows in his part of the city. The flashiness of this new world soon evaporates, however, when Hans loses his job. (DEFA Film Library)