TRANSIT

By Angela ZUMPE

PASTE UP PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

In the Cold War, at the time of the student revolts, three people relocate from West to East Germany. Three motives, three biographies, sharing a search for heimat. Stories, photos, facts, and documents are the mosaic stones which form an image of a generation in transit.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Angela ZUMPE
    • Writer(s)
    • Angela ZUMPE
    • Producer(s)
    • Holm TADDIKEN (Cine Impuls Leipzig), Angela ZUMPE (paste up production)
    • Synopsis
    • West Berlin, Lankwitz. In May 1968, my 21-year-old brother Reinhard announced to my father, my mother and myself that within a few days he would be moving over to the GDR and applying for East German citizenship. Contacts were broken off.
      My brother committed suicide in January of 1969, on a sunday morning, while my father, a Berlin minister, read the sermon to his community.
      The film is a search for traces – in the time between reception camp and his death
      8 months later, for possible stations of my brother in East Germany, who was disappointed that there was no revolution in the West.
      In the course of my search I encounter Salomea G., who consciously chose the
      other system and Henriette S., who moved to the GDR with her mother as a
      teenager.
      A search for the history and the allure of the other part of Germany, narrated some decades after the events and from the point of view of a woman from West- Berlin.
    • Partners & financing
    • Sponsered by MDR, MDM, SLM
      Cineimpuls - co-production
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2008
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