Scene from the film Helbra
Scene from the film Helbra
Scene from the film Helbra
Scene from the film Helbra
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The film tells the story of three friends and their long years of drug addiction in a small village in the Mansfelder region of East Germany. It tells of Helbra as it was “back then”, and as it is today. It tells of its inhabitants, who miss something which has disappeared: the centuries-old mining industry. It tells of an everyday ride, a ride that “takes hold” of you and “fades out everything around you”; a ride to Halle, to the railway station and to the heroin, “where everything leaves you”.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mario Schneider
  • DOP
    Marcel Reategui, Mario Schneider
  • Editing
    Mario Schneider, Marie Mäbert
  • Music
    Thomas Kürstner, Sebastian Vogel, Mario Schneider
  • Sound
    Christian Steinberg
  • Duration
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • DOK Leipzig, German Competition is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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