End of the Sad Zone

Werner Sperschneider
33 minutes


Until November 1989, Grossburschla stood on the frontier between East and West Germany. Whilst television screens all over the world were filled with scenes of the Berlin Wall tumbling down, similarly momentous changes were also quietly taking place in the countryside when tearing down the iron curtain one early Sunday morning. The film depicts events around the day when East Germans got the Western D-Mark for the first time, celebrating the event like New Year’s Eve, at midnight chanting the new national anthem - coincidentally the wrong one, with a text banned since 45 years also in the West.

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German reunification