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The Other Side of the Wall

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Photo: B. Phuong Dung

Berlin, November 9, 1989. East German protesters stand face-to-face with the heavily armed Volkspolizei. One word from their minders in Moscow and the crackdown can begin. But the word never comes. The Wall is breached. The Cold War is over. That’s what we all saw on TV. Behind the scenes we uncover a tale of power struggles, espionage and intrigue – including the bitter battle between the GDR’s number two Egon Krenz and his archrival, Stasi spymaster Markus Wolf. A compelling docu-drama filmed on location in Berlin and Vilnius recreates the tensions and triumphs of this fateful night. Mixed into the dramatic film, archive footage and interviews with key players – from Mikhail Gorbachev to Eduard Shevardnadze – combine to deliver a unique insider’s view of one of 20th century’s defining moments.

Documentary > History

Theme(s):
History
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
Maximal Productions / France 3
Director(s):
Jean-Francois Delassus
Author(s):
Michel Meyer
Year:
2009
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
Worldwide

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