drawing lines.
Cinema Documentary DE (2014), 96min

Director: Gerd Kroske
1st AC: Helge Haack
Editor: Karin Schöning
Sound: Marc Meusinger, Silvia Grabe
1st AD: Lisa Böttcher
Script Consultant: Antje Stamer
Producer: realistfilm, Gerd Kroske
Programme Manager: Katja Wildermuth, Rolf Bergmann

Funding: MDM, BKM, DFFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, RBB, MDR

World Premiere: 28.10.2014 at Dok Leipzig

A wall-art action in 1986 West Berlin ending in an arrest with grave consequences. A permeable spot in the Weimar punk scene of the 1980s: betrayal is in the air. The motives remain unclear; the perfidious consequences reach into the present. Quarrels, anger, incomprehension – nothing that all can really be figured out today. “Everyone was STASI except mom and dad”? Nope, what we have here is pure archaeology of the East German state. 
The film recounts the tension between subculture and dictatorship. Amused, noisily, furious, its protagonists took liberties that seemed inconceivable. Former East Germany, punk music, the wall, betrayal, jail, exit for the West: a film confronting these things on the offensive—and seeing its view of them as a balancing act.
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