27th March | 06:30 PM

(Germany/German/2011/2012/180 mins) 

Synopsis: A family saga set during the final years of the GDR. Surgeon Richard Hoffmann may have come to an opportunistic arrangement with the system a long time ago, but his way of life enables state security officials to blackmail him. Richard’s son Christian manages to pass his final secondary school exams despite a number of conflicts and goes through a tough and eventful time after joining the National People’s Army. His uncle Meno is an editor and struggles, at times only half-heartedly, against the parameters set by state censorship. The fall of the Wall in November 1989 seems to be felt as a salvation by the protagonists. The adaptation of Uwe Tellkamp’s novel of the same name does away with the epic scope of the written original, but was considered one of the best things to come out of German TV in 2012.

    • Cast : Nadja Uhl, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Claudia Michelsen, Jan Josef Liefers, Sergej Moya, Peter Prager, Götz Schubert, Steffi Kühnert, Udo Schenk, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Stephanie Stumph, Christian Sengewald, David C. Bunners, Janusz Kocaj, Claudia Geisler, Thorsten Merten, Peter Sodann, Valery Tscheplanowa, Ernst-Georg Schwill, Martin Seifert, Klaus Bieligk
    • Screenplay : Thomas Kirchner (based on: Uwe Tellkamp (Roman).
    • Producer : Matthias Adler, Nico Hofmann, Benjamin Benedict (Production company: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg)).
    • Cinematography : Frank Lamm
    • Editing : Jens Klüber
    • Awards : Deutsche Fernsehakademie 2013 (Bester Schnitt)| Bayerischer Fernsehpreis 2013 (Blauer Panther, Beste Schauspielerin)|2013 (Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Fiktion)| Jupiter Award 2013 (Publikumspreis, Bester TV-Spielfilm)|Goldene Kamera der Zeitschrift “Hörzu” 2013 (Goldene Kamera, Beste Schauspielerin)| Hessischer Filmpreis 2012 (Beste Schauspielerin, Fernsehpreis)
    • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk from March 1st for Habitat Film Club members only. Open to all from March 6th at the venue and online at




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