A film screening
Dir. Roland Suso Richter, 2001, 188 min, b/w and color, starring Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara...
The Berlin Wall inspired some of the most daring escape attempts. This is the true story of one of them. It is 1961, the same year that Communist East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall. East German Harry Melchior wants out of East Berlin, but his sister doesn’t dare to flee out of fear for her baby. Harry reluctantly leaves Lotte behind, but swears that he will return to rescue her. Nine harrowing months and 145 meters later, despite cave-ins, flooding and Stasi spies, the team breaks through the cellar of a building in East Berlin.
Admission: $5.- / Free for FOG
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
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