Das Block

Documentary / Germany / 2007 / 75’

  • Author:Stefan Kolbe, Chris Wright
  • Director:Stefan Kolbe, Chris Wright
  • DOP:Stefan Kolbe
  • Editor:Chris Wright
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Visions du Réel Nyon 2007, Crossing Europe FF Linz 2007, Duisburger Filmwoche 2007, Shadowfestival Amsterdam 2007

Gräfenhainichen, a little town in the East German state of Saxony-Anhalt. A piece of German soil where extremes converge. A microcosm in which a story about loneliness, identity and belonging unfolds, a story of crime and punishment. A quest, then, for some sort of home, on the outer margins of German society. Amid all this: THE BLOCK. A condensation point for parallel emotional, cultural and intellectual worlds.

In co-production with ZDF in association with 3sat and arte. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and DEFA-Stiftung.