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Genre: Comedy
Synopsis

Andreas Dresen, one of Germany’s most prominent filmmakers, delivers his passion project: a wonderfully nuanced portrait, a music film and a film about the German Democratic Republic. Dresen, himself born in East Germany during the socialist era, follows the life and times of Gerhard Gundermann, a singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the waning years of that system. He wants to be a hard worker, good husband, caring father, artist, clown, politician – all at the same time. Gerhard Gundermann is hero and anti-hero, a walking contradiction, a dazzling figure typical of the former East Germany – or not. People everywhere like him, even as they are offended by him. In Germany, the film was a box-office hit while critics hailed it as an outstandingly honest portrait of living in an oppressive society.

Director
Andreas Dresen
Filmography
  • Nachtgestalten (1999, Öised varjud, PÖFF 2000)
  • Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002)
  • Sommer vorm Balkon (2005, Suvi Berliinis, PÖFF 2006)
  • Willenbrock (2005)
  • Wolke 9 (Üheksandas taevas, PÖFF 2008)
  • Whisky mit Vodka (Viski viinaga, PÖFF 2009)
  • Halt auf freier strecke (Peatus tühjal teel, PÖFF 2011)
  • Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming, 2015)
  • Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen (2017)
  • Gundermann (2018)
Mon, 19.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
040706
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 040706
Wed, 28.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
131407
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 131407
Movie guests
Producer Claudia Steffen
Thu, 29.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
141706
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 141706
Movie guests
Producer Claudia Steffen
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 128 minutes
Language: German
Director: Andreas Dresen
Producer: Claudia Steffen
Writer: Laila Stieler
DOP: Andreas Höfer
Cast: Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Axel Prahl, Thorsten Merten, Bjarne Mädel
Production: Pandora Film Produktion
Synopsis

Andreas Dresen, one of Germany’s most prominent filmmakers, delivers his passion project: a wonderfully nuanced portrait, a music film and a film about the German Democratic Republic. Dresen, himself born in East Germany during the socialist era, follows the life and times of Gerhard Gundermann, a singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the waning years of that system. He wants to be a hard worker, good husband, caring father, artist, clown, politician – all at the same time. Gerhard Gundermann is hero and anti-hero, a walking contradiction, a dazzling figure typical of the former East Germany – or not. People everywhere like him, even as they are offended by him. In Germany, the film was a box-office hit while critics hailed it as an outstandingly honest portrait of living in an oppressive society.

Director
Andreas Dresen
Filmography
  • Nachtgestalten (1999, Öised varjud, PÖFF 2000)
  • Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002)
  • Sommer vorm Balkon (2005, Suvi Berliinis, PÖFF 2006)
  • Willenbrock (2005)
  • Wolke 9 (Üheksandas taevas, PÖFF 2008)
  • Whisky mit Vodka (Viski viinaga, PÖFF 2009)
  • Halt auf freier strecke (Peatus tühjal teel, PÖFF 2011)
  • Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming, 2015)
  • Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen (2017)
  • Gundermann (2018)