The Unbearable Lightness of the Revolution
|Title:||The Unbearable Lightness of the Revolution|
|Original title:||Die unheimliche Leichtigkeit der Revolution|
|Directed by:||Andy Fetscher|
|Produced by:||UFA FICTION for ARD Degeto|
The Unbearable Lightness of the RevolutionBased 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…