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Films From German Democratic Republic

'Commando 52' was a mercenary troop in the Congolese Civil War, led by a West German officer, Major Siegfried Muller. ... Based on original documents, photographs and films, this documentary sets out to demonstrate that the mercenaries considered themselves 'warriors of the Free World', and that ... Read more
The film illustrates portraits of people who work at an agricultural co-operative and live in the country. The story deals with a few people at two different times, by using documentary film material made at a difficult time of development for the members of the co-op "Helmut Just", eight years ... Read more
"The film opens with a Love on the Dole theme at the end of the 1920's and follows the life of a German working class girl into the Nazi era. Raised in the slums of Berlin, Lissy helps to support her father and unemployed brother, and is working in a quick-service restaurant when the economic ... Read more
The life and work of Daumier, famous French artist and caricaturist, and a study of the power of political satire. ... Read more
On September 11, 1973 at about 7.30, Salvador Allende enters La Moneda, his seat of office. In the early afternoon he leaves it, wrapped in a blanket - dead. What happened in the intervening period is thoroughly covered here, with a montage of film and photo documents never before published ... Read more
Margit is in her thirties, has two children and no husband. Flash­backs provide us with information about her past aflfairs-with the Church, with a professor who left her pregnant, and with a blind man who defected to the West, leaving her with the prospect of a second fatherless child. She now ... Read more
A true life story, based on novelist Kant's own experience as a 19-year-old drafted into the German army in 1944. Taken ... prisoner in Poland after only a few weeks' service, he is mistakenly identified by a distraught mother as the man responsible for her daughter's death in Lublin. ... He ... Read more
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