2007, Sat, Feb 24

Cries and Whispers - a Rock Report / Die Erben der Scherben (The Heirs of the Shards)

films

Cries and Whispers – a Rock Report

Video, DDR 1988, color, 116 Min.

An authentic documentation of the scene at the end of communist East Germany between stars like Silly and Punk underground like Feeling B., in which played such artists as Flake Lorenz and Paul Landers – now of Rammstein. “Cries and Whispers”, broadcast on East German television, shows the musical spectrum as well as the feeling for life between wrath in back courtyards and bicycle tours to the Baltic Sea beach.

Die Erben der Scherben (The Heirs of the Shards)

D 2006, R: Elser Maxwell, color, 80 Min.

Concert recordings and interviews with Ton Steine Scherben and statements from Die Sterne and Element of Crime paint a picture of the alternative cultural Left in 68 and 40 years later.