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De tijd de stroom

Documentary, 1999, 100 min.

Chronicle of post-war German history in the rural East German village of Groß Lüben, on the River Elbe. For more than forty years, this river symbolised the divide between East and West. River of Time portrays several villagers who have seen difficult times since the end of the Second World War. The arrival of the Russians, the expropriation, forced collectivisation, in some cases a flight to the West and finally 'die Wende'; the fresh start. The ageing Mrs Dröge runs the family farm again with her son since the 'Wende', after she was forced to hand it over to the collective. The retired Mrs Salinski was mayor in the GDR. In her kitchen garden she philosophises with her husband about the old days.





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