The Conductor | Shortcut to Istanbul

Stadthaus Cottbus, Sat 12.12. | 13:30

Films in the programme:

Shortcut to Istanbul

Shortcut to Istanbul

So schnell es geht nach Istanbul

Andreas Dresen

Germany, 1990, 45 Min

A rediscovery in the OF FRUSTRATION AND FREEDOM programme section is this early work from Andreas Dresen. It was as a student at the Film and Television Academy Konrad Wolf (today: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf) that the director, today recipient of countless awards, produced this soft-spoken culture-clash film.

The Conductor

The Conductor

Der Kontrolleur

Stefan Trampe

Germany, 1994, 62 Min

With the fall of the Wall Hermann loses not only his border guard job, but also "his" Marianne. He stoically guards both the old GDR border post and his memories. When Inge, the landlady of his regular restaurant, drops by, the inspector loses control.

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