Berlin 1945 - Tagebuch einer Großstadt | ©  rbb/zero one film/Bridgeman
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Berlin 1945 - Tagebuch einer Großstadt

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    Documentary (Mini Series) | 2019-2020 | arte, RBB [de] | Docu, History, Politics, Society | Germany

      Brief synopsis

      Berlin 1945 time-travels in cinematic style into the city’s most fateful year through the eyes of those, who experienced it: the German population and Allied soldiers.

      Berlin 1945 tells the story of liberation, defeat, and reconstruction in a city transformed from a theatre of war into a field of ruins. Through the eyes of the victors and the vanquished, Berlin 1945 reveals a multi-layered transformation of a city and its inhabitants. With surprising, never before seen archival footage, we reconstruct the lives not only from those liberated from concentration camps and occupied countries, but also from Germany’s followers, silent masses, and perpetrators. We create a fast-paced collage of testimonies from this period, giving voice to Soviet, US, UK and French soldiers as well as the German population anxiously awaiting the outcome of the fighting.


      DirectorVolker Heise
      EditorAndrew Bird
      EditorJanine Dauterich
      EditorSven Heußner
      Assistant editorJessica Rudolph
      Assistant editorTanja Zilg
      ComposerUlrike Haage
      ProducerThomas Kufus
      Co-producerMarc Bauder
      ProducerKornelia Theune
      Line producerTassilo Aschauer
      ScreenwriterVolker Heise
      Commissioning editorRolf Bergmannrbb
      Commissioning editorChristian von Behrrbb/arte

      Production companies

      Zero One Film GmbH [de]
      Bauderfilm [de]co-production
      RBB – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg [de]coproduction
      Arte [de/fr]co-production

      Distributing companies

      Autentic GmbHWord Sales


      TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
      RepeatGermanyRBB [de]Friday, 08/05/2020, 8.15 PM
      First showingFrancearteTuesday, 05/05/2020, 9.00 PM
      First showingGermanyarteTuesday, 05/05/2020, 8.15 PM