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Gegen die Grenze

Life and death of Michael Gartenschläger

Overview

Genre
History, Human Rights, Investigation, and Politics
Synopsis

This is the story of Michael Gartenschläger, a former political prisoner in East Germany. Sentenced for life at the age of 17, and later redeemed by the West, he could not stop fighting the socialist regime. He boldly dismantled spring-gun mines at the border to reveal their presence to the public. The Stasi killed him in 1976.

Stage
finished

Credits

  • Alexander Dittner ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Ben Kempas ... Co-Director, Director of Cinematography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Xframe GmbH
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2004
Locations
Eastern Germany
Prod. Partners
Technical support by expressive.tv

Distribution Details

Release year
2004
Distribution
TV only
Broadcast (Prod.)
RBB
Broadcast (Acq.)
Phoenix
Language
German

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