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Bauhaus - A New Era

Title: Bauhaus - A New Era
Original title: Ein Frau am Bauhaus
Format: 6 x one hour, HD
Starring: Anna Maria Mühe (NSU GERMAN HISTORY X)
Ludwig Trepte (GENERATION WAR)
Birgit Minichmayr (3 DAYS IN QUIBERON, DOWNFALL)
Directed by: Lars Kraume
Produced by: zero one film in co-production with ZDF/ARTE, Constantin Television, Nadcon Film and Beta Film

Bauhaus - A New Era

She came to change the world.

The year is 1919. WWI has just ended; the old imperial empires have collapsed. With the old ways bringing nothing but destruction, Europe is swept up in a wave of modern ideas. During this age of turmoil, a young woman named Doerte Helm is studying arts. When she hears Walter Gropius' first speech about a new era at the newly-founded Bauhaus school, she follows his call. His innovative approach is too provocative for many but exciting to Doerte. Like so many others, she becomes a true disciple of the new movement – but something more to Gropius as they begin to fall in love. They are young, resilient and radical. The school becomes a breeding ground for modernity, jazz, innovative architecture – and feminism. But while at the Bauhaus, a new form of life with it new hopes evolve, inflation leaves many hungry and worried about the future. As Gropius proposes to Doerte, it just adds fuel to the fire that is the ensuing scandal threatens the very existence of the Bauhaus; the school of art that would go on to shape the 20th century like no other…