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STASI COMEDY, A (STASIKOMÖDIE)

STASI COMEDY, A
© Constantin Film/UFA Fiction/Nik Konietzny

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2020

East Berlin, early 1980s: Ludger is hired by the Stasi to spy on the local arts scene. When he falls in love with Nathalie he has to choose between being a celebrated underground poet or Stasi agent. Years later, he retrieves his file. But his hope of quietly reading about who spied and informed on him in the GDR is sabotaged by his wife, Corinna, who has organized a surprise family party for the occasion. So, together, everyone browses through the impressively thick file, wondering which acquaintance might have taken which photo – until Corinna finds a love letter to Ludger. She didn’t write it, and she and Ludger were already married at the time: a veritable marital row quickly erupts. Ludger flees – where to? His old friends… from the Stasi!
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Leander Haußmann
Screenplay Leander Haußmann
Cast David Kross, Henry Hübchen, Jörg Schüttauf, Antonia Bill, Deleila Piasko , Tom Schilling
Producers Sebastian Werninger, Herman Weigel
Production Company UFA Fiction, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Language
 German
Shooting Dates September-November 2019
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund

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