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Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 22:33

1989

90', Denmark, 2014
1989
Director: Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Screenplay: Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Cinematographer: Simon Plum
Editor: Pernille Bech Christensen, Szilvia Ruszev, Réka Lemhényi
 Producer:  Lise Lense-Møller
 Distribution/Sales: Danish film Institute, kurstein@dfi.dk
 
 Synopsis:
 "1989" is a high-politics drama about the collapse of the Iron Curtain. In 1988, to save Hungary's appalling economy, the young technocrat Miklós Neméth becomes the country's new prime minister. He decides to remove the expensive border control apparatus from the state budget. A young couple from East Germany is encouraged by the rumours that the Hungarian border to Austria will be opened and decide to try their luck. But Nemeth's decision has set him up against formidable adversaries and communist hardliners. The young couple is caught in the political power game, and the young man is shot dead at the border. This tragic event paradoxically accelerates Nemeth's final decision to open the borders, and soon after the Berlin wall falls. 
 
Filmography:
Anders Østergaard
The Plunge
2018

DK/Documentary
Shadow of a Hero
2015
DK/Documentary

1989
2014
DK/Documentary

Putin's kiss
2012
DK/Documentary

Usynlige piger
2009
DK/Documentary

Forførerens fald
2008
Consultant
DK/Documentary

Erzsébet Rácz
Walk with Me
2016
DK/Feature

1989
2014
Direction
DK/Documentary

 
 
Festivals and Awards:

Guth Gafa,2015,
Reykjavik Film Festival,2015
Warszawa, Against Gravity,2015
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF,2015
Hong Kong International Film Festival,2015
Paris, Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe,2015
Berlin, Cinema for Peace,2015
Göteborg International Film Festival,2015
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival,2015
Reus, Memorimage,2014, Best Documentary, Audience Award
CPH:DOX,2014

 
 
 
Story Code: 2777
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