Germany, spring 1960.
The citizens of Tannbach who live on the border between East and West Germany have resigned themselves to a life of political absurdity: a randomly drawn border has cut the town in two. As the Prague Spring is coming to a bloody end, what little hope was left for the “socialism with a human face” finally seems to evaporate. While Anna and Friedrich are still working on building socialism in the GDR, Anna’s father Georg von Striesow is profiting from the West-German “economic miracle.”
Yet soon enough, the border in the middle of the village is claiming its first victims: A child dies in a grenade accident, Hilde falls into the clutches of the State Security Service, Anna’s son Felix flees from an NPA barracks and Georg’s soon-to-be third wife Rosemarie has a dark secret…a town on the front line of the Cold War is further torn apart by the Iron Curtain.
2 x DVD
Language: German (with English Subtitles)
Run time: 3 eps x 98 min (approx)
Rating: M (Mature themes, violence & a sex scene)
Director: Alexander Dierbach
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