TICKETS / Washington D.C. / E Street Cinema
Gerhard Gundermann may not look like a star – he drives a coal-digger, wears a hardhat and suspenders, and is a humble and loyal family man. But, to his fellow East Germans, he is also a folk hero, a brilliant lyricist, and a talented musician. Andreas Dresen’s sensitive biopic, following a passionate and clever everyman who enchanted his country and threatened his regime through song, presents us with a remarkable multifaceted hero: idealistic and rebellious, melancholy and defiant.
A reception precedes the film, and a discussion with cinematographer Andreas Höfer follows the film.