looks at the life of Gerhard “Gundi” Gundermann one of the most formative music artists of East Germany – with sensibility, affection, and humor. He died in 1998, at the age of 43. He dreams and hopes, loves and struggles. He’s a spy who gets spied on, a do-gooder who doesn’t know better. He is torn. is both a music film and a love story; a drama about guilt and entanglement, about suppression and confrontation.
Andreas Dresen was born in 1963, and started shooting his first amateur films as early as 1979. From 1986, he studied directing at the Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg(HFF). He has worked as an independent director since 1992. His first feature film <Silent Country> (1992), a tragicomedy about the impacts of German reunification on rural East Germany, won both the Hessen Film and Cinema Prize and the German Critics’ Prize.
ProducerClaudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel
CastAlexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Axel Prahl, Thorsten Merten