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Face the Wall  //  Gesicht zur Wand (Orig.)

DIR: Stefan Weinert
2009 / Germany, Luxembourg / 85 min

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Recommend this film

The five life stories told by former East German citizens incarcerated for attempting to flee the Republic in the GDR who are representing a group of around 72,000 ex-convicts are shocking to the core. The subjects speak with extraordinary openness of their struggles with the regime, of horrific prison conditions and interrogation methods.

This sensitive documentary maintains a close proximity to its protagonists throughout, examining open wounds and bringing psychological damage to light that have made it impossible for them to live a normal fear-free lives ever since.

A remarkable cinematic contribution that shows five unique facets of a daily life consisting of torture, abominations and violations of human dignity without attempting to judge, provoke or explain. Rather, the film documents and makes an important chapter in German history more palpable in the best possible sense.

About

Director Stefan Weinert
Screenplay Stefan Weinert
Dir. of Photography Lars Lenski
Editing Ruben Bürgam
Music
Sound Roland Stähle / Peter Veismann
Duration 85 min
Year 2009
Country Germany, Luxembourg
Colour Colour, Black & White
Tags historical, society, totalitarianism
Production
Distribution Stefan Weinert
Stefan Weinert
Address:  Schedter str. 23
City:  10435 Berlin
Country:  Germany
Web:  www.facethewall.eu/home.html
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Phone:  +49-(0(172 - 8744 229

Festivals
  • XX Cine Céara Fortalez ...
  • XX Cine Céara Fortalez Brazil
  • Il cinema europea, Florence
  • 24th Leeds International Film Festival
  • 1st Rige Freedom Film Festival
  • Docreview, Warsaw
  • One world Prague, Bucarest, Sofia
  • 16th Berlin and Beyond, San Francisco
  • Baghdad International Film Festival
Awards

Jury Award Baghdad International ...

Jury Award Baghdad International Film Festival
Sprecial Mention, Documentary of the monthe by German Film Festival



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