Restropective of German Director – Christian Schwochow
Bornholmer Strasse

 29th March | 09:00 PM
The Stein Auditorium

(Germany/German/2014/88 mins) 

Synopsis: 9 November, 1989: At the Bornholmer Straße border checkpoint in Berlin, GDR soldiers and customs officers are shocked by an announcement made by Günter Schabowski, member of the Central Committee of the Politburo of the SED, as he reveals in a press conference, broadcast live on television, that all East German citizens will be allowed to cross into the West. Many people are caught up in the euphoria – and not realising that they still require a passport and visa, head straight to their nearest checkpoint. Lieutenant Colonel Schäfer and his men still haven’t realised what will be in store for them later that evening. It ends with the border being opened – the beginning of the end for the GDR. Bornholmer Strasse is a magnificently ironic and astonishingly moving comedy about hope meeting despair and heroes who have no desire to be such.

    • Cast : Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Rainer Bock, Max Hopp, Ludwig Trepte, Peter Schneider, Frederick Lau, Jörg Simmat, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Timo Jacobs, Stefan Kreissig, Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg, Marcel Batangtaris, Philipp Schmidt, Jan Hasenfuss, Peter Anders, Luise Weiß, Edward Scheuzger, Ursula Werner, Ulrich Matthes, Robert Gallinoski, Franziska Breite, Margit Bendokat, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Thorsten Merten.
    • Screenplay : Heide Schwochow, Rainer Schwochow (based on Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg (Sachbuch))
    • Producer : Nico Hofmann, Benjamin Benedict, Matthias Adler (Production company: UFA Fiction GmbH (Potsdam)).
    • Cinematography : Frank Lamm
    • Editing : Jens Klüber
    • Sound : Marc Meusinger
    • Music : Daniel Sus
    • Awards : Deutsche Fernsehakademie 2015 (Bester Schauspieler, Nebenrolle)|Grimme-Preis 2015 (Grimme-Preis, Fiktion)| Hubert Burda Media 2014 (Bambi, TV-Ereignis des Jahres)
    • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC

 

 

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