WESTLER

WESTLER
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WESTLER

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Language German
Subtitle EN
Genre Drama
Country Germany
Year 1985
Director Wieland Speck
Production Speckfilm Produktion
Length 94 minutes
Festivals / Awards Max Ophüls Award, Special Jury and Audience Awards 1986

Berlin in the mid-Eighties. Felix from West Berlin and Thomas from East Berlin only live a few kilometres apart from each other – but still in completely different worlds. Between them lies the Berlin Wall, they can only see each other once a week for a few hours. With time, each forced separation becomes more and more painful. Ultimately, Thomas only sees one solution: to escape the GDR, via Prague into the West. “Westler“ is a film about love in a time when the Berlin Wall separated friends, families and couples from each other. Director Wieland Speck and his team partly had to film with a secret camera in East Berlin. They were rewarded with insights into a city that doesn’t exist like this anymore – as well as with authenticity and raw beauty.

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