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Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
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Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Secondary school students from East Berlin are taking final exam in West Berlin (being politically rejected in GDR) as the Berlin wall is built. The dramatization is combined with interviews of the actual people 50 years later.
Plot: berlin wall, friendship, repression, escape attempt, classroom, arrest, reenactment, river crossing
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west germany

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The Silent Revolution (2018)
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Duration: 111 min.
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Duration: 50 min.
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