Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis

Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis

Direction: Volker Heise

DocumentaryEventTV

Germany, 2020
1x180 / 2x90 / 3x52 Min.

Copilot Herbst 1929 - Schatten über Babylon

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

Content

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.

News

Media library

"Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis" in the media libraries

In May 1945 the war in Europe came to an end and Berlin lay in ruins. Those who had been defeated were liberated. May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. To mark this occasion, zero one film has produced the documentary "Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis", in co-production with bauderfilm, rbb Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg and ARTE. On 05.05. ARTE showed the documentary and on 08.05. it was broadcast by rbb. Now "Berlin 1945 - Diary of a metropolis" is available in the media libraries of ARD and ARTE (english Subtitles). The DVD of the documentary will be released on June 19th.

Credits

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