Cast & Crew
A "mufta" is a multifunctional table, a "minetta" is a radio, mopeds are called "swallows" and "asthmakraut halle" (a special asthma medication) is the only recreational drug available. The Soviet Union is big brother; the rest of the world is the enemy of the people, and the Berlin Wall is actually a bulwark againt fascists. This is the German Democratic Republic, the land where Michael lives. He wears bell-bottoms and a home-printed Rock & Pop T-shirt. And the street he lives on winds most of its length through West-Berlin, with just its tail in the East. The apartment is cramped and his neighbour works for the secret police.
His an uncle from the West smuggles in pantyhose and there's a West German passport which causes his mother to age before his very eyes. But Micha is focused on his goal: doing whatever it takes to win the heart of the prettiest girl at school.
Winner of the Silver Film Band at the 2000 German Film Awards.
Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.
aspect ratio 1:1.85