Flugten fra DDR

The Escape

Billede galleri / Picture gallery

DK

Beskrivelse

FLUGTEN FRA DDR er historien om en af den kolde krigs mest barske flygtningeskæbner. I 1977 flygtede en familie på fem fra DDR, over en iskold Østersø mod Danmark. Flugten endte i tragedie. 37 år senere – og 25 år efter Murens fald – rejser familiens overlevende søn, Christoph, tilbage i sin egen og sin families historie. Det er blevet tid til at søge svar på to spørgsmål, der har runget hos ham lige siden den dramatiske flugt: Hvorfor rejste hans vesttyske forældre i 1961 frivilligt ind i DDR, mens de fleste andre mennesker flygtede den anden vej? Og hvad gik så galt, at hans far og mor efter 16 år tog den desperate beslutning at flygte med hele familien tilbage mod Vesten?

 

UK

Description

THE ESCAPE is one of the toughest refugee stories of the Cold War. In 1977, a family of five fled from the DDR, crossing the freezing Baltic Sea to come to Denmark. The escape ended in tragedy. 37 years later, and 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the surviving son of the family, Christoph, revisits his and his family’s history. Since their escape, two questions have resonated with him: Why did his parents of their own free will travel from West Germany to the DDR when everyone else travelled in the opposite direction? And what happened to make his parents change their minds and decide to flee the country after living there for 16 years?

 

Info

Title

Flugten fra DDR

The Escape

Lenght

58 min. / 45 min. / 26 min.

Production year

2014

Director

Jesper Clemmensen

Producer

Malene Flindt Pedersen & Anders Riis-Hansen

Editor / Editors

Johannes Fonnesberg

Photographer

Lars Reinholdt, Anders Riis-Hansen & Jesper Clemmensen

In collaboration with

DR K / Kloos & Co. / MDR

Contact

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Malene Flindt Pedersen

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