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Born in '45 (1966)

Jahrgang '45 (original title)
The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social ... See full summary »

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Jürgen Böttcher
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Cast

Credited cast:
Monika Hildebrand Monika Hildebrand ... Lisa, genannt Li
Rolf Römer Rolf Römer ... Alfred, genannt Al
Paul Eichbaum Paul Eichbaum ... Mogul
Holger Mahlich Holger Mahlich ... Hans
Gesine Rosenberg Gesine Rosenberg ... Rita
Walter Stolp Walter Stolp ... Kaderleiter
Werner Kanitz Werner Kanitz ... Napoleon
Ingo Koster Ingo Koster ... Heinz
Anita Okon Anita Okon ... Sylvi
Ruth Kommerell Ruth Kommerell ... Mutter
Richard Ruckheim Richard Ruckheim ... Opa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.R. Penck A.R. Penck ... Freund
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The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social observations and poetic verse. This film tells the story of Al and Li, a married couple living in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. They have only been married for a couple of months but decide to divorce. Alfred, a motorcycle enthusiast, especially pushes for the divorce. He fears losing his independence and freedom to experiment. Alfred takes a couple days off to clear his head, and rides through Berlin meeting friends and strangers. The fact that he ultimately returns to Lisa is possibly a good omen, but the ending remains open. Born in '45 was caught in a wave of politically motivated film bans in the summer of 1966 and was not allowed to be shown. The film was described by an official as "indifferent and insignificant." Boettcher chose settings that were "gloomy, unfriendly, dirty and ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 October 1990 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Born in '45 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(working print)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The director has not been allowed to finish the movie. The version screened at the 1990 Berlin Film Festival is a 100 minutes working copy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Schwarz ist main Liebster
Written and played on the guitar by Wolf Biermann
Sung by Eva-Maria Hagen
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