Die Legende vom Potsdamer Platz

Die Legende vom Potsdamer Platz

Deutschland 1995-2001, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Legend of Potsdamer Platz

During the twenties, the journalist Hardy Worm wrote: "At Potsdamer Platz, one has the feeling a huge firework display is taking place; it is as if howling rockets were shooting into the air, exploding on the roofs of the houses and showering the city with a flood of noise".


It was at that time that the myth of Potsdamer Platz was born.

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.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Manfred Wilhelms
Screenplay:Manfred Wilhelms
Director of photography:Manfred Wilhelms
Editing:Manfred Wilhelms
Production company:Lassoband Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Manfred Wilhelms

All Credits

Director:Manfred Wilhelms
Screenplay:Manfred Wilhelms
Director of photography:Manfred Wilhelms
Editing:Manfred Wilhelms
Assistant editor:Verena S. Freytag
Production company:Lassoband Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Manfred Wilhelms
Shoot:01.01.1995-31.12.2000: Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Length:355 min bei 25 b/s
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE AT CH): 30.12.2002, 3sat

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Legende vom Potsdamer Platz

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Original

Length:355 min bei 25 b/s
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE AT CH): 30.12.2002, 3sat
 

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