• The Weissensee Saga: A Berlin Love Story

    2010. Germany. Friedmann Fromm. 270 min.

episodes 1–3; 135 min.

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Weissensee Saga: A Berlin Love Story

    2010. Germany. Directed by Friedmann Fromm. Screenplay by Annette Hess. With Florian Lukas, Hannah Herzsprung, Uwe Kockisch, Karin Sass, Ruth Reinecke. A great many contemporary European films begin as television productions, and The Weissensee Saga, a miniseries of six 45-minute episodes, is one of the most popular films ever made for German television—with good reason. Set in East Berlin in the 1980s, the film follows the reluctant interactions of two families, the Kupfers, whose allegiance belongs to the Stasi secret police, and the Hausmanns, dissidents whose matriarch is a cabaret singer. Although the director and the writer are both from the West, The Weissensee Saga presented, apparently for the first time, an accurate dramatized depiction of day-to-day life in East Germany. The Weissensee Saga will have a 45 minute intermission. The second portion (starting with episode 4) will begin at 4:30 pm. 270 min.

In the Film exhibition Kino! 2011: New Films from Germany

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