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The Tower

dresden, germany miniseries family east germany communism

The Tower

Release Date: October 03, 2012

Year    :   2012
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Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   MDR, NDR, ARD/Degeto Film, Südwestrundfunk, RBB, WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARD, teamWorx
Director    :   Christian Schwochow
Producers    :   Nico Hofmann, Benjamin Benedict, Matthias Adler
Writers    :   Thomas Kirchner, Uwe Tellkamp
RunTime    :   180 mins.

Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the German communist state through an intimate portrayal of one family's struggles, dreams and decisions. Run-ins with East Germany’s Secret Police reveal the cracks in both the police state and family loyalties.

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