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Barluschke

Barluschke

This documentary begins on the day that Joana and Berthold Barluschke split up. The film tells the story of a man living in the second half of the twentieth century who, in his determination to be someone, lost sight of himself and became a henchman - first for the GDR Stasi and then for the West German Federal Intelligence Service. A man who served a number of ideological paths but who doesn't remember any of the goals. A man who glorifies his life and turns it into a legend. An agent. A man who, once business is over and he is made redundant, decides to train his camera on his own family - like a weapon. The camera as a cold-hearted chronicler. Berthold Barluschke, whose wife Joana still hopes that the family will one day come together again and that something positive will emerge from all that has occurred.
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1997
Director Thomas Heise
Screenplay Thomas Heise
Cinematography Peter Badel
Karin Schoening
Mikis Theodorakis
Cast Berthold Barluschke
Producers Katrin Schlösser, Frank Loeprich
Production Company öFilm/Berlin
Length 90 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Leipzig 1997, Duisburg 1997, Berlin 1998 (German Films), Amsterdam 1998
Awards Silver Dove Leipzig 1997
With backing from Filmbuero NW, Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Stiftung Kulturfonds, Daenisches Filminstitut Filmwerkstatt
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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