The Legend of Potsdamer Platz

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    Documentary | 2000

    Brief synopsis

    The Potsdamer Platz of the nineties: a symbol for the reconstruction of the new German capital. In the intervening years, there was the period of absolute destruction during the Second World War, the square as a barren space with its death strip, and the rabbits' paradise of no-man's-land directly beside the Wall. The Legend of Potsdamer Platz allows unknown chroniclers to tell the story of the square. We meet a radio reporter who is collecting voices from Potsdamer Platz for his radio play collage and a maker of animated films. There is also a story-teller, guiding hordes of tourists across the square, a performance artist who marks the course of the former Wall with crepe paper and balloons, and finally witnesses from Potsdamer Platz' earlier, more glamorous era. A myth is reawakened to new life


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Arno Mo Abd el Kader LüningRadioreporter [L]


    1st assistant cameraAndreas Erben
    DirectorManfred Wilhelms
    Assistant editorKatharina Kulinsky
    ScreenwriterManfred Wilhelms

    Production companies

    Lassoband Filmproduktion


    Theatre releaseGermanyFriday, 11th February, 2000