Gundermann film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut

Gundermann film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut

Gundermann

Goethe-Institut NZ German Film Series
  • Sun 29 Mar 2020
  • 4—6:20PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rated M
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

He wants to be a good worker, a great husband, a caring father, an artist, a clown, a politician - he is everything at the same time. Gerhard Gundermann is hero and anti-hero, a constant contradiction, a glittering figure typical of the former East-Germany.

After his excursion to family entertainment with Timm Thaler, director Andreas Dresen has now returned to Germany's recent past with his portrait of the contradictory life of the digger driver Gerhard Gundermann who made a name for himself as a singer-songwriter in former East Germany and tragically died at the age of 43 in 1998. As the hero/anti-hero Gundermann, Alexander Scheer – whose previous credits include Sun Alley and The Young Karl Marx – wants to be a good worker, great husband, caring father, artist, clown, and politician – in fact, he is everything at the same time. And the type of person who can't help rubbing others the wrong way – not something that's only restricted to his home of East Germany.

DE, 2018, 127 mins., Dir. Andreas Dresen

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