Director: Andreas Dresen
Cast: Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Milan Peschel, Bjarne Mädel, Peter Schneider, Thorsten Merten
Genre: biography, drama, music
Runtime: 128 min.
The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
Awards & Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival – participation
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – participation
Tromsø International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize
German Film Award – Film Award in Gold (Outstanding Feature Film), Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design
German Screen Actors Award – DSP Award (Best Supporting Actress)
Guenter Rohrbach Filmpreis – Best Male Actor
Bavarian Film Award – Best Actor