Born in '45

  • June 8, 2019 / 16:00
  • June 27, 2019 / 19:00

Director: Jürgen Böttcher
Cast: Monika Hildebrand, Rolf Römer, Paul Eichbaum, Holger Mahlich
East Germany, 1966, 97', DCP, b&w
German with Turkish subtitles 

Set in East Berlin in the summer of 1965, where Alfred and Lisa have recently divorced. “Al” is a mechanic; “Li” is a pediatric nurse. Al roams the city on vacation, meeting with former motorcycle buddies and flirting with a blonde named Rita. After moving out of the marital apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, he moves in with his mother. But via his neighbour Mogul, Al still has contact with Li. In the end, there may be some hope for a new beginning ... In images that are as poetic as they are documentary, Jürgen Böttcher, who was heavily influenced by 1950s Italian neo-realists, wove a tale of the yearning for a different life.

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