DRAWING A LINE
Cinema Documentary | DE (2014) | 96min
A wall-art action in 1986 West Berlin ending in an arrest with grave consequences. A permeable spot in the Weimar punk scene of the 1980s: betrayal is in the air.
The motives remain unclear; the perfidious consequences reach into the present. Quarrels, anger, incomprehension—nothing that can really be figured out today.
“Everyone was STASI except mom and dad? Nope, what we have here is pure archaeology of the East German state!
The film recounts the tension between subculture and dictatorship. Amused, noisily, furious, its protagonists took liberties that seemed inconceivable.
Former East Germany, punk music, the wall, betrayal, jail, exit for the West: a film confronting these things on the offensive – and seeing its view of them as a balancing act.
Writer | Director: Gerd Kroske
1st AC: Helge Haack
Editor: Karin Schöning
Sound: Marc Meusinger, Silvia Grabe
Dramaturgy: Antje Stamer
Commissioning Editor: Katja Wildermuth, Rolf Bergmann
Distribution: Salzgeber Media GmbH & Co. KG
Support: MDM, BKM, DFFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Festivals / Awards
- Dok Leipzig 2014
- Duisburger Filmwoche 2014 (Audience Award of Rheinische Post)
- achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2015
- Dokfilmwoche Hamburg 2015
- VIENNALE 2015
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