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Bulky Trash
Bulky Trash
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GLIMPSES OF THE GDR: HELKE MISSELWITZ'S DOCUMENTARIES
8.1
/10
61 Ratings
GLIMPSES OF THE GDR: HELKE MISSELWITZ'S DOCUMENTARIES

Synopsis

Enrico quits his apprenticeship to focus on the punk band he founded with three friends from their high-rise housing development. When his mother and sister move from the GDR to West Berlin, he decides to stay and insists on maintaining his cultural identity even after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Our take

What begins as a portrait of a young, East Berlin punk band soon turns into a vivid document of a nation undergoing seismic change. Shot in 1989, with reunification looming, Bulky Trash is an incisive examination of skepticism and cultural identity from the precarious brink of a moribund era.