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I Love You All (Aus Liebe zum Volk)

I Love You All
Scene from "I Love You All" (photo © zero film)

Trust is good, control is better.

Major S has worked for the Stasi, the secret service of the GDR, for twenty years. Out of love. An unconditional love for "the people". A blind and destructive love. Then the wind turns and the regime comes to an end. His world collapses. Sitting alone in his office, he finds himself facing an uncertain future.

In I Love You All, Major S's testimony serves as the background to a rather disturbing montage. His report is combined with unique original footage - shown for the first time. It is a film about blindness, belief and disillusionment.

Audrey Maurion Audrey Maurion studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she lives and works as a film editor. She was head of the editing team on a number of features and documentaries, including Eyal Sivan's Der Spezialist and Emmanuelle Sardou's and Michel Vézina's Singing Bridges, among others. She co-directed I Love You All (Aus Liebe zum Volk, 2004) with Eyal Sivan.

Eyal Sivan was born in 1964 in Haifa/Israel and grew up in Jerusalem. He began his career working as a fashion photographer and moved to Paris in 1985. In 1987, he began making documentary films. His Adolf Eichmann portrait Der Spezialist (1999) caused quite a stir on the international circuit. A selection of his other films includes: Aqabat Jaber – Vie de Passage (1987), Israland (1991), Jerusalems le Syndrome Borderline (1994), Aqabat Jaber – Friede ohne Wiederkehr? (1995), and I Love You All (Aus Liebe zum Volk, 2004).
Genre History, Society, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2004
Directors Audrey Maurion, Eyal Sivan
Screenplay Audrey Maurion, Eyal Sivan, Aurélie Tyszblat
Cinematography Peter Badel
Audrey Maurion
Nicolas Becker, Christian Steyer
Producers Thomas Kufus, Gilles-Marie Tiné
Voice Axel Prahl
Production Companies zero one film, ARCAPIX/Paris, in co-production with RBB, TELEPOOL/Munich
Length 88 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2004 (Panorama), Buenos Aires 2004, Ghent 2004
With backing from FFA/CNC, BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, MEDIA
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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