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Title Divided heaven = Der geteilte himmel
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 109 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village in 1961. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; how his enthusiasm about his new chemical process turned to bitter disappointment in the face of official rejection; how he escaped to West Berlin a few weeks before the Wall was built and hoped that she would follow him. This East German classic is praised by critics as one of Germany's 100 Most Important Films. It is based on Christa Wolf's internationally-renowned novel, which was criticized in the GDR for questioning the construction of the Wall. Produced during a brief cultural thaw in the early 1960s, this film was strongly influenced by the French Nouvelle Vague
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1963
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- Sociological aspects -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1945-1990 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Drama.
Form Streaming video
Author Wolf, Konrad, 1925-1982, film director
Kanopy (Firm)
Other Titles Der geteilte himmel