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Sun Seekers: DEFA Collection

116 minutes, B/W, 1958/72, German w/ English Subtitles

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A film by Konrad Wolf

East Germany, 1950: two young people are arrested after the police raid a barroom brawl. Instead of a prison sentence they are forced to work in a uranium mine in Wismut. As chaotic as a wild west gold rush town, their new “home” is full of characters with unusual destinies - old anarchists working next to former SS members working next to Russian officers. Emotions collide, as well as fists.

Banned at Soviet insistence, this socialist story impresses even today with its political complexity, variety of characters, and realistic portrait of daily work in a forbidden zone of the industrial landscape.

DVD Special Features
• Introductory Essay • Short Film Portrait: Wismut Today • The Eyewitness: Three Short Films about Director Konrad Wolf • The Eyewitness: Fourteen Short Films about cast members • Photo Gallery • Biographies & Filmographies


Read That Was the Wild East: Film Culture, Unification, and the "New" Germany by Leonie Naughton