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The other Life

60 Min. | 1999
  • Summary

    Strasburg, Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania. It is the summer of 1990, currency transition. Mr. Brattig, a West German savings bank consultant and Mrs. Küchle, a bank employee get to know each other; Mr. Kroh, the former head of the traffic police, dreams of his own new car dealership and 12-year-old Chrissie collects flags and pioneer flags, which he could not own as a pastor's son.

    These and other stories begin at the time of the monetary union and are continued by the protagonists until 1996. And a lot happens: Mr. Kroh has actually built a new car dealership, the employment at the local bank has become an East-West German love story and Chrissie goes to a different school, everything has changed.

    The way the various protagonists face the changes of a new social order and what becomes of their dreams and ideas, becomes a question of social identity more and more as the events unfold. This film is about how change is received and what remains of the past.

    This process of finding one's way is more difficult for some to cope with. Others go their way seemingly with ease.

  • Team

    Director: Fredo Wulf and Quinka Stoehr
    Camera: Quinka Stoehr, Gisela Tuchtenhagen
    Sound: Fredo Wulf, Carola Kloss, Hans Euler
    Editor: Kai Zimmer
    Editorial Staff: Enno Hungerland (WDR)

    A co-production of Wulfmedien and WDR
    Sponsored by Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig-Holstein and Kulturelle Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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