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Out Of Time (Grenzgaenger)

Out Of Time

Fifty years of European history - focused in three biographies between East and West. Three lives shaped by the Cold War. A Leipzig rock musician is expatriated from East to West. A Vienna intellectual crosses the Wall on his own volition - from West to East. A dissident is jailed in Prague. The rock musician fails in the West. The Viennese becomes a professor at Karl Marx University, Leipzig, East Germany. The Prague dissident scrapes by as an unskilled labourer in a waterworks. Thomas "The Monster" Schoppe, ex-singer of the Renft Combo, seeks his comeback in the East after the fall of the Wall. Prof. Dr. Peter Porsch from Vienna has become the PDS whip in the legislature of Saxony, now part of West Germany. Ivan Dejmal in Prague has lived through four years in jail and twenty years of persecution. Three biographies, three portraits - a montage following the trajectory of European post-war history - before the collapse of the Iron Curtain, after the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Director Pavel Schnabel
Cinematography Pavel Schnabel
Eva Voosen
Helmut Poellmann
Cast Ivan Dejmal, Prof. Peter Porsch, Thomas \"Monster\" Schoppe
Producer Pavel Schnabel
Production Company Pavel Schnabel Filmproduktion/Frankfurt am Main, in co-production with ARTE, HR/Frankfurt
Runtime 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 99: New German Films, Karlovy Vary 99
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Hessischer Rundfunk Filmfoerderung, Filmbuero NW, Open Society Institute, New York, kulturelle Filmfoerderung Sachsen, Filmfoerderung Hessen
German Distributor Pavel Schnabel Filmproduktion/Frankfurt am Main

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