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.
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.