Cookie settings

We use several types of cookies on this website to provide you with an optimal online experience, to increase the user-friendliness of our portal and to constantly improve our communication with you. You can decide which categories you want to allow and which you do not want to allow (see "Custom settings" for more information).
Name Usage Duration
privacylayerStatus Agreement Cookie hint1 year
vote_*Saving the tuning state to a videoJanuary 2038
Name Usage Duration
_gaGoogle Analytics2 years
_gidGoogle Analytics1 day
_gatGoogle Analytics1 minute
_galiGoogle Analytics30 seconds

Watchlist

You have the following 0 movies on your watchlist

Menu
27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022

Dessau Dancers


Original title: Dessau Dancers
German title: Dessau Dancers
91 min
-
Deutsch
2014
Germany
from 13 years
Direction: Jan Martin Scharf
Script: Ruth Toma
Cast: Sonja Gerhardt, Gordon Kämmerer, Oliver Konietzny

SCHLINGEL Year

2014 | German Focus


Additional Information
Language
Deutsch
Camera
Felix Novo de Oliveira
Cut
Martin Wolf
Music
Marc Collin
Production
Boogiefilm

Dessau, in 1985. The American break dance movie “Beatstreet” is officially shown in East German cinemas. 18-year-old Frank and his friends Alex, Michel and Martina are fascinated. They watch the film again and again and try out breakdancing themselves. They dance in the street, on a piece of linoleum brought along. As more and more young people join them, the party officials become keen-eared. The American break dance is a thorn in their flesh. But they cannot stop the young people’s enthusiasm. So they try to “turn the decadent dance into a socialist one”. They suggest to Frank, Alex, Michel and Martina to officially form a band and perform in public. They even receive a so-called “artist badge”, i.e. a professional certificate, and a “Barkas” minibus for their tours. In return, they have to accept a few “minor” conditions: They must pretend to be “an acrobatic show dance group”, join a sports club and get assigned a trainer named Hartmann. Soon they tour as “BREAKBEATERS” throughout the GDR. In their euphoria, the four friends are not aware of being increasingly exploited by Hartmann. Only when they are to perform in golden glitter costumes in a popular GDR TV show, they finally see through the game and begin to fight back.

Press


"Ostalgische Komödie über Jugendliche, die im Dessau der 1980er Jahre mit ungewohntem Breakdance Parteifunktionären einheizen." (kino.de)

kino.de , o.V.