Movies and TV shows set in gdr

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in gdr ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, gloomy, tense and humorous films and TV shows about / with friendship, female nudity, berlin wall, death, cold war, border crossing, communism, politics, drinking and border plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Germany, East Germany, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gdr: The Wall - The Final Days (2008), Meier (1986), The Baldheaded Gang (1963), Deutschland 83 (2015), The Man on the Wall (1982), Bornholmer Straße (2014), Operation Skorpion (2004), Der Turm (2012), Sugar Sand (2017), A Half of Life (1985).

List of movies set in gdr

The Wall - The Final Days (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.
Plot: kitsch, german, nationalism, german reunification, male female relationship, border crossing, automatic rifle, border, police, berlin wall, intercourse, soldier
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, west germany, berlin germany
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Meier (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meier, a paperhanger in East Berlin, inherits from his father in West Berlin. With this money he wants to fulfil himself the dream of his life: a journey around the world. He buys a forged West German passport and pretends to go on a trip to ...
Plot: political satire, wallpaper, berlin wall, female nudity
Place: gdr, east germany, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany ...
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The Baldheaded Gang (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: August 1961. The former Foreign Legionnaire, King, has collected a gang of hooligans, with whom he creates mischief in the GDR. After some careless work on a construction site, an event during which two people lose their lives, they move to a ...
Plot: skinhead, motorcycle gang, biker, gang warfare, gang, coming of age, street gang, teen rebel, police, rebellion, juvenile delinquent
Place: gdr, east germany
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr, west germany
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The Man on the Wall (1982)
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
Plot: ransom, cold war, berlin wall, culture clash, iron curtain, border guard, passport, jail, binoculars, border crossing, separation, border ...
Place: west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east germany, gdr, berlin germany
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Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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Operation Skorpion (2004)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in prison, but is finally ransomed by the West German ...
Plot: secret police, german abroad, prison, disguise, airport, passport, attempted murder, uniform, forger, seaside, document, escape ...
Place: gdr, east germany
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: communism, family, attempted rape, countryside, female nudity
Place: east germany, gdr
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 6.7
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Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, immigration, border crossing, baltic sea, emigrant, single mother, little boy, german, emigration, friendship, boy, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, germany, west germany
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A Half of Life (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This tragic love story relates ten decisive years in the life of the great Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin, played by a young Ulrich Mühe.
Plot: friendship, fired from the job, teacher, husband wife relationship, friend, insanity, illness, mental illness, minister, art, arrest, revolution ...
Place: gdr, frankfurt germany, switzerland, germany, east germany ...
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The Rabbit Is Me (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for political reasons; she eventually confronts him with his ...
Plot: politics, propaganda, judge, banned, male female relationship, teenage girl, controversy, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister relationship, injustice, justice, waitress
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: war criminal, prisoner, nazism, jewish, holocaust, gas chamber, nazi occupation, nazi uniform, ss, gestapo, ghetto, nazi germany ...
Place: east germany, warsaw poland, gdr, frankfurt germany, german democratic republic ...
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Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. Ma Antonio e somigliantissimo ...
Plot: dream, fake identity, secret service, italian abroad, russian, ghost
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west germany, german democratic republic, east germany
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Bankett für Achilles (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For thirty years, Karl Achilles has been working at the chemical collective in Bitterfeld. But now his last day as a master at the plant has come. He is about to retire; even if Karl, who finds ending his working life difficult, wanted to stay on, ...
Plot: self fulfillment, chemical, socialism, generation gap, rivalry, marriage, alcohol, father son relationship, drinking, death, ambition, eulogy ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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Der Blaue (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this German political drama, an ex-Stasi agent encounters an old friend whom he may have betrayed after his friend tried to escape East Germany. The former East German agent is Otto Skrodt who after many years is about to be promoted in the ...
Plot: intrigue, agent, female nudity, disguise, german reunification
Place: gdr
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Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Director Robert Siodmak's 1962 film, inspired by true events, is about an East Berlin resident who attempts to escape to West Berlin with his family and girlfriend through a secret underground tunnel.
Plot: berlin wall, cold war, politics, death, musician, escape, police, neighbor, deserter, betrayal, truck, trust ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, west germany ...
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Trace of Stones (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.
Style: banned film
Plot: working class, love triangle, unwanted pregnancy, competition, life, communism, swimming, gender roles, socialism, job, pregnancy, dancing ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
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Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Plot: barefoot male, political party, german reunification, taking off pants, taking off underwear, male objectification, embarrassment, skinny dipping, separation, taking off clothes, crotch grab, forced to strip ...
Place: central europe, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
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One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: nazi, inheritance, berlin wall, past, separation
Place: gdr, germany, east germany, berlin germany
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ghetto, war, holocaust, gestapo, friendship, starvation, jews, anti heroes, survival, human spirit, innocence lost, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe ...
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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: marriage, death, self fulfillment, single parent, romance, moral dilemma, love of one's life, lovers, falling in love, partnership, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, gdr, berlin germany ...
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Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, performer's life, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, desire for fame, feminism, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east berlin, east germany, europe, germany, berlin germany ...
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NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: military base, army, soldier, buddies, military life, firearm, military, rebellion, power relations, friends, rebelliousness, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east germany, gdr
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West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: starting over, hopes, society, immigrants, single parent, social decay, family relations, female protagonist, little boy, violence, flowers, undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, german democratic republic, east germany ...
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: secret identity, politics, espionage, bribery, starting over, resistance, terrorism, danger, hopes, state affairs, undercover, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: germany, vietnam, asia, europe, german democratic republic ...
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Sun Alley (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, rock, innocence lost, becoming an adult, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, society, friends, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east germany, east berlin ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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I Was Nineteen (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very ...
Plot: fascism, russian soldier, young man, invasion, youth, identity, patriotism, deserter, army, tank, dictatorship, red army ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: east germany, gdr, berlin germany, german democratic republic
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Heroes Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man from an early age falls in love with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. His father however is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his ...
Plot: berlin wall, love of one's life, german reunification, masturbation, love interest, coming of age, secret police, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, gdr, east germany
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Chingachgook: The Great Snake (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: East Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chingachgook, a Mohawk-born Delaware warrior, strives to rescue his wife Wahtawah from the clutches of an enemy camp of Huron. Joined by his trusted huntsman Deerslayer, the two confront racist pioneers and brutal British soldiers in their quest. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, adventure, heroes, unlikely partners, americana, danger, escapades, rivalry, romance, horse riding, horse, lake ...
Time: 18th century
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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