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Nikolaikirche

Nikolaikirche

The architect Astrid Protter finds herself at a turning point. Not only are things going to have to change in her marriage, but also at work and in society as a whole. More and more frequently, she starts arguments with her brother Alexander, an officer in the State Security Service. Soon, there is a deep rift running through her family. Mean-while, in the Nikolaikirche, the peace movement led by Reverend Ohlbaum is gradually turning into a serious threat for the state. Astrid Protter has become one of their members ... Nikolaikirche is the story of a family in Leipzig during the two years of unrest starting in 1988 that culminated in the Monday Demonstration in the autumn of 1989. Frank Beyer has made a grippingly realistic film of Erich Loest's novel about the dramatic events in the final days of the German Democratic Republic.
Category Feature
Director Frank Beyer
Screenplay Frank Beyer, Eberhard Goerner, Erich Loest
Cinematography Thomas Plenert
Rita Hiller
Cast Ulrich Tukur, Otto Sander, Barbara Auer, Ulrich Matthes, Ulrich Mühe, Annemone Haase, Daniel Minetti, Jutta Wachowiak
Producer Juergen Haase
Production Company Provobis Film/Hamburg, in co-production with ARTE, WDR, MDR, ORF/Vienna
Runtime 138 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Taipei 2009
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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