The GDR Complex

Dokus
Queer
| 90
German (Germany)
| English

Young, gay, and conservative, Mario Roellig is a witnesses to the atrocities committed in the GDR. He guides groups through the Stasi prison where he was once incarcerated. A love affair with a politician from West-Berlin made him try to flee to the West, but he got unlucky and was detained at the famous Stasi prison Berlin Hohenschoenhausen. Today Roellig confronts GDR aficionados and is also confronted by people who still believe in social utopias. And he tries to overcome his hurt feelings: Arriving in the West, he had to realize that his lover had a straight family life with wife and kids. The film unveils a strange atmosphere of misunderstandings and failures to communicate. The process of coming to terms with the past has just begun.