Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis
Direction: Volker Heise
zero one film in Coproduction with bauderfilm, rbb, ARTE.
Funded by Medienborad Berlin Brandenburg.
World Distribution: RBB Media and Autentic Distribution
TV premiere: 08.05.2020, RBB, ARTE
Berlin 1945 time-travels into the city’s most fateful year through the eyes of those, who experienced it: German people and Allied soldiers. A fast paced collage creates an in-the-moment narrative of how the war was won and lost. Hitlerboy Dirk and Goebbels watch their world implode, while Alice fears for her children in Auschwitz and Russian soldier Victor walks through the plundered Chancellery. When it’s all over, Germans learn democracy and socialism. Giving voice to Soviet, US, UK and French soldiers as well as to the German population anxiously awaiting the outcome of the fighting. BERLIN 1945 creates an innovative, comprehensive narrative of how the war was won and lost, how the city was liberated and how it emerged from the rubble.
written and directed by VOLKER HEISE
Editors ANDREW BIRD, JANINE DAUTERICH, SVEN HEUßNER
Music ULRIKE HAAGE
Research SANDRA LÖHR, SONJA HEIZMANN, JUTTA DOBERSTEIN
Archive Reseach KARIN FRITZSCHE
Line Producer TASSILO ASCHAUER
Producer THOMAS KUFUS / zero one film
Corproducer MARC BAUDER / bauderfilm
Idea MARC BAUDER
Commissioning Editors MARTINA ZÖLLNER, ROLF BERGMANN, rbb , CHRISTIAN VON BEHR, rbb/arte
presented by ZERO ONE FILM, BAUDERFILM in coproduction with rbb – RUNDFUNK BERLIN BRANDENBURG, ARTE funded by MEDIENBOARD BERLIN BRANDENBURG, sales RBB MEDIA / AUTENTIC DISTRIBUTION