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AS LONG AS YOU STILL HAVE ARMS

by Luisa Bäde

synopsis

The 1980s of the GDR - the group around the puppeteer Frank is arrested for distributing pacifistic leaflets. After being sentenced to imprisonment, the defendants are offered the opportunity to go to the West through a secret buy out of political prisoners. Frank stays. But the question remains: Who betrayed them? Different truths and memories stand side by side. In the centre of this is a person who never tries to act from the mindset of a victim and who shows his very own personal way of dealing with the GDR dictatorship.

international title: As Long As You Still Have Arms
original title: Solange Sie noch Arme haben
country: Germany
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Luisa Bäde
film run: 92'
cinematography by: Jule Cramer, Hannah Platzer
film editing: Renan Laviano
art director: Santiago Alvarez
producer: Luisa Bäde
production: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
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