Die Architekten / The Architects (1990) DVD9
Architect Daniel Brenner (Kurt Naumann) is still trying to pursue a career at age 37. He's designed almost nothing of consequence while building in East Germany has been confined to the same industrially-sanctioned dull plans used for decades. Daniel complains to one of his old professors and is given the opportunity to compete for an important new cultural and shopping center to enliven a drab Berlin suburb; he picks a crack team of equally frustrated talent, many of whom gave up architecture for other pursuits long ago.
The design process forms a new professional family for Brenner while his own wife Wanda (Rita Feldmeier) is stifled by the lack of excitement in her life; she soon announces plans to leave Daniel for an old beau in Switzerland, taking their young daughter Johanna.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:42:33 | 7.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Drama

Director: Peter Kahane
Cast: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Uta Eisold
Country: East Germany

• Introduction - essay about the The architects
• Original theatrical trailer
• "A regular DEFA film?" a short film about director Peter Kahane
• Ralf Schenk interviews Peter Kahane
• "Storytelling for film" - excerpts from an interview with Thomas Knauf,
• Barbara Felsmann interviews Judith Richter (German version only) + photo gallery
• Set design sketches
• Biographies & Filmographies
• "Babelsberg - Faces of a Film City" with photographs by Rene Schmal

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