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1989

90 min.DK/Documentary

"1989" is a high-politics drama about the collapse of the Iron Curtain. In 1988, to save Hungary's appalling economy, the young technocrat Miklós Neméth becomes the country's new prime minister. He decides to remove the expensive border control apparatus from the state budget. A young couple from East Germany is encouraged by the rumours that the Hungarian border to Austria will be opened and decide to try their luck. But Nemeth's decision has set him up against formidable adversaries and communist hardliners. The young couple is caught in the political power game, and the young man is shot dead at the border. This tragic event paradoxically accelerates Nemeth's final decision to open the borders, and soon after the Berlin wall falls.

Anders Østergaard ("Tintin and Me" and Oscar nominee "Burma VJ") and co-director Erzsébet Rácz recreate the events of 1989 using archival footage and placing them in new contexts.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title 1989
Other titles 1989
Keywords , Berlin Wall, The, Cold war, The, , , 1980-1989
Director Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Screenplay Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Simon Plum
Appearances Miklós Németh, Gundula Schafitel, Uta Koch, Mathias Rössler
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language English,Tysk,Hungarian,Russian
Production companies Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sale First Hand Films World Sales / Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 / 8050 Zürich / t +41 44 312 2060 / f +41 44 312 2080 / info@firsthandfilms.com / www.firsthandfilms.com
Danish theatrical release 05.11.2014
Cinemas Aalborg: Biffen Art Cinema
Aarhus: Øst for Paradis
Ebeltoft: Store Bjørn/Den Danske Filmhøjskole
Esbjerg: Huset
Glostrup: Glostrup Bio
Herlev: Herlev Teaterbio
Holbæk: Kulturbiografen Frysehuset
Humlebæk: Humle Bio
Hvalsø: Hvalsø Bio
Kastrup: Kastrup Bio
Kolding: Nicolai Bio
København K: Grand Teatret
Korsør: Biografteatret
Lønstrup: Cafe Bio
Mors: Bio Mors
Næstved: Næstved Bio
Odense: Cafébiografen
Ringe: Ringe Bio
Ry: Ry Biograf
Rødovre: Atlas Biograferne
Rødovre: Bio Viften
Skive: Cinema 3
Skælskør: Kosmorama
Slangerup: Slangerup Bio
Stege: Stege Bio
Svaneke: Cassiopeia Bio
Valby: Valby Kino
Vig: Vig Bio
Danish festival release 05.11.2014, Koncerthuset i DR Byen, CPH:DOX
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Magic Hour Films
Co-producer Gebrueder Beetz, Proton CINEMA+THEATRE, Radiator Film ApS, Substans Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Anders Østergaard
Direction Erzsébet Rácz
Assistant director Erzsébet Rácz

Script

Screenplay Anders Østergaard
Screenplay Erzsébet Rácz

Production

Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Co-producer Stefan Frost
Co-producer Henrik Underbjerg
Co-producer Christian Beetz
Co-producer Kristian Mosvold
Co-producer Eszter Gyárfás

Cinematography

Director of Photography Simon Plum

Editing

Editor Pernille Bech Christensen
Editor Szilvia Ruszev
Editor Réka Lemhényi

Music

Music Stein Berge Svendsen

Sound

Sound designer Rikard Strømsodd
Sound designer Jørgen Bergsund
Sound designer Tormod Ringnes

Appearance

Appearance Miklós Németh
Appearance Gundula Schafitel
Appearance Uta Koch
Appearance Mathias Rössler
Appearance Reinhard Schmied
Appearance Sándor Okányi
Appearance Erika Okányi

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Documentary 2014 Reus, Memorimage 2014
Audience Award 2014 Reus, Memorimage 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2017-12-10
Guth Gafa 2015-10-02
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2015-04-09
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015-03-23
Paris, Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe 2015-03-16
Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2015-02-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14
Reus, Memorimage 2014-11-08
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Berlingske Tidende Krisltan Lindberg 2015-09-26
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-11-07
Artikel BT Soeren Hoey 2014-11-07
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2014-11-05
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-11-05
Anmeldelse Information Lasse Ellegaard 2014-11-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2014-11-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2014-11-05
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2014-11-05
Interview Politiken Kjeld Hybel 2014-11-02
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten 2014-10-12