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Berlin, Boxhagener Platz (Boxhagener Platz)

Berlin, Boxhagener Platz
Scene from "Berlin, Boxhagener Platz" (photo © Claussen+Woebke+Putz Filmproduktion)

1968 in East Berlin: student riots and the sexual revolution in the West, Soviet tanks in Prague. Meanwhile, grandma Otti and her 12-year-old grandson Holger have their own very special adventures at East Berlin's Boxhagener Platz. Otti has already seen five husbands off to their maker and the sixth one is not long for this life when she receives advances from the old Nazi Fisch-Winkler and the former Spartacus fighter Karl Wegner. Otti falls in love with Karl and suddenly Fisch-Winkler is dead. Holger has the makings of an amateur sleuth and learns a lot in the process about love, the 1968 revolts and how one can win women over with "revolutionary" secrets. This all goes well until Holger makes a mistake which puts Karl, of all people, in danger...


Matti Geschonneck was born in 1952 in Potsdam. A prolific director, his award-winning films for television and the cinema include: GESCHLOSSENE AKTEN (1993), ENDSTATION (1994), ANGST HAT EINE KALTE HAND (1995), DER SCHREI DER LIEBE (1996), DER ROSENMÖRDER (1997), REISE IN DIE NACHT (1997), MÖRDERKIND (1998), COMEBACK FÜR FREDDY BAKER (1998), GANZ UNTEN, GANZ OBEN (1999), JENSEITS DER LIEBE (2000), EIN MÖRDERISCHER PLAN (2000), SPÄTE RACHE (2001), DIE MUTTER (2002), MORD AM MEER (2003), LIEBE NACH DEM TOD (2004), SILBERHOCHZEIT (2005), ZEIT ZU LEBEN (2006), DUELL IN DER NACHT (2007), ENTFÜHRT (2008), BOXHAGENER PLATZ (2009), THE WITNESS HOUSE (2015), and IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT (2017).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Matti Geschonneck
Screenplay Torsten Schulz
Cinematography Martin Langer
Dirk Grau
Florian Tessloff
Lothar Holler
Cast Gudrun Ritter, Michael Gwisdek, Samuel Schneider, Meret Becker, Jürgen Vogel
Producers Nicole Swidler, Jakob Claussen, Uli Putz
Co-Producers Christoph Fisser, Carl L. Woebcken, Henning Molfenter, Torsten Schulz
Production Company Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, in co-production with WDR, RBB, ARTE, Studio Babelsberg
Length 102 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Berlin 2010 (Berlinale Special), Moscow 2010 (In Competition), Warsaw 2010, Mumbai 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM

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