The Legend of Potsdamer Platz

  • Die Legende vom Potsdamerplatz (German title)
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 / Speaker
 Arno Mo Abd el Kader LüningRadioreporter [L]


1st assistant cameraAndreas Erben
directorManfred Wilhelms
assistant editorKatharina Kulinsky
screenwriterManfred Wilhelms

Production companies

Lassoband Filmproduktion


Theatre releaseGermanyFriday, 11.02.2000