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The Unbearable Lightness of the Revolution

Title: The Unbearable Lightness of the Revolution
Original title: Die unheimliche Leichtigkeit der Revolution
Format: two hours
Starring: Inka Friedrich
Timur Bartels
Alexander Hörbe
Janina Fautz
Ferdinand Lehmann
Directed by: Andy Fetscher
Produced by: UFA FICTION for ARD Degeto

The Unbearable Lightness of the Revolution

Based on true events: The early days of the Peaceful Revolution, which brought about the downfall of the Iron Curtain.

East Germany, 1988. 19-year-old Franka doesn't really care for politics. She prefers going to the disco and dreaming about seeing Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson live in concert. But beneath her carefree façade, she is scarred by the loss of her baby brother. But then she meets Stefan: He's young, idealistic, and part of an environmental activist group. A mix that makes Franka instantly make fall for him – and his group, which welcomes her with open arms. But this wild, revolutionary influence does not stay unnoticed: Her mother, who's with the Party, is worried about Franka. As Stefan's group loses the support of the church, leaving them vulnerable to the state, Stefan and Franka are soon in the government's line of fire…