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Line of Separation

Title: Line of Separation
Format: 3 x two hours, HD
Starring: Heiner Lauterbach
Ronald Zehrfeld (PHOENIX)
Martina Gedeck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
Natalia Wörner
Ludwig Trepte (GENERATION WAR)
Directed by: Alexander Dierbach
Produced by: Wiedemann & Berg Television GmbH & Co. KG
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Line of Separation

A world cut in half by ideologies

Spring 1945, just before Germany's zero hour. In Tannbach, a fanatical band of Nazi soldiers stages one last murderous attack on their fellow citizens before the arrival of the Americans, who finally end the war. It is an uneasy peace, however, that collapses when the Russian troops arrive. Both superpowers claim Tannbach for themselves in this miniature version of the dawn of the Cold War.

The war generation gradually begins shifting into the postwar generation. And the town of Tannbach awaits its great moment on the world's stage. Spanning approx. 10 years, from the end of the war to the building of the Wall, this story relates the fate of Tannbach, a town cut in two by democracy and communism.

Everybody has something to hide, change or forget here. Everybody wants to reshape their biography. Everybody - except, perhaps, 16-year-old Baroness Anna von Striesow, who is revolted by the horrors committed by the Nazis and who now wants to give a new world order a chance: Communism, at the side of the young man she loves, the refugee Friedrich.

Over the years, Anna and Friedrich begin to lose their footing among the swirling maze of incorrigible and denazified Nazis, idealistic socialists and revanchist communists, humanity and inhumanity –all crowned by the ultimate absurdity of a carelessly drawn border between East and West Germany running through the middle of the town.

Inspired by the true events spanning the years 1945 to 1961, "Line of Separation" brings into play a range of destinies – perpetrators, victims, opportunists, winners and losers – who emerged from Generation War only to find themselves trapped in a new and potentially more devastating conflict, the Cold War...

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NOMINEE Magnolia Award
21st Shanghai TV Festival