Berlin – A City Called Home

Ostkreuz

Director: Michael Klier
Cast: Laura Tonke, Miroslaw Baka, Suzanne von Borsody, Stefan Cammann
Germany, 1991, 86', DCP, color
German with Turkish subtitles

Ostkreuz tells the episodic story of 15-year-old Elfie, who literally and metaphorically inhabits a no-man’s-land between the two Germanies shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The film deploys a neorealist aesthetic to reinforce the difficulties confronting the girl, and by inference, Germany.With his grimly told and beautifully sad story about Elfi's roamings through the Berlin underworld, MichaelKlier has recorded a life for which television pictures are too rapid and too volatile.

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