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Letztes Jahr Titanic   [Original Title]

The last year - Titanic   [Assigned Title]
In Leipzig   [Alternative Title]
Country of Origin: German Democratic Republic
Year of origin: 1990
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: Leipzig

Director: Andreas Voigt
Production Company: DEFA
Director of Photography: Sebastian Richter

Biographies, destinies, everyday life in Leipzig documented from December 1989 to December 1990. How do Leipzigers experience the year? Electoral campaigns, elections, arrival of the Deutschmark, travel, growing economic uncertainty, and ultimately the end of the GDR, German union. - Smelter Wolfgang was in prison twice for trying to flee the country illegally. He wanted western currency and reunification as soon as possible and as the year began planned to go west himself. A year later he is still in Leipzig on reduced work hours. - Sylvia is closing down her pub. Her husband has a job in Bavaria. She joins him after currency union. - Renate, a single- minded journalist, talks about her contacts with State Security, about responsibility and guilt. - Isabell is fourteen and at school. She weeps the day new currency is introduced. - John, immersed in punk squatter subculture, says neo-Nazis are inhuman and the only way to counter them is violence. Biographies and destinies filmed in Leipzig during the final year of the German Democratic Republic.

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Duration: 101 min

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