Face the Wall

Dokus
Independent
| 85 min
German Luxembourgish
| English French

More than 72,000 formerly imprisoned GDR republic refugees experienced daily torture, cruelty and violations of human dignity. Five people tell the story of their struggle with the regime and the horrifying conditions and methods of interrogation. They are extraordinarily open about their struggle with the regime and the appalling conditions of imprisonment and interrogation methods. In this sensitive documentary the open wounds and psychological injuries are which made a normal, fear-free life impossible for all of them, are brought to light. "Cologne-based director Stefan Weinert picks up where the Oscar-winning feature film Das Leben der Anderen leaves off. He doesn't need elaborate sets, just courage to let his protagonists have their say." (Die Zeit)