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Andreas Dresen

Gundermann tells the story of a digger driver who writes songs. He is a poet, a clown, and an idealist. He dreams and hopes, loves and struggles. He’s a spy who gets spied on, a dogooder who doesn’t know better. He is torn. Gundermann is both a music film and a love story; a drama about guilt and entanglement, about suppression and confrontation. It is a film about the homeland. It takes a new look back at the GDR, a country that has disappeared. 

"Both a music film and a love story..."

Director Andreas Dresen looks at the life of Gerhard 'Gundi' Gundermann – one of the most formative music artists of East Germany – with sensibility, affection, and humour.