The Architects is part of the DEFA Collection.
Daniel Brenner, an idealistic young architect in East Berlin, is deeply frustrated
by life under the Communists. After receiving a plum assignment - designing
a small city on the fringe of Berlin - he comes up with an innovative, fresh,
almost cheerful plan. But his optimistic design comes at a price, both personal
Filmed as East Germany crumbled, this somber, finely drawn portrait of life
in East Berlin is one of the first fiction films to deal both with both East
Germany and the reunification period.