Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 April 2005

296 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719061721

Bookseller Code (06)


Hollywood behind the wall

The cinema of East Germany

Daniela Berghahn

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first systematic and representative history of East German films to be available in English
  • Explores DEFA's films in the context of German national cinema, as well as East European and Soviet cinema, rather than in isolation, as previous studies have tended to do
  • Includes a wide-ranging exploration of post-unification cinema from East Germany, including cult films such as 'Sun Alley' and 'Goodbye, Lenin!'
  • Provides contextualised, close readings of 20 significant films, referencing 190 East German films in total, along with numerous West German and East European classics
  • All but three of the films discussed are available on DVD or video, and all but 7 are available with English subtitles, making this an ideal teaching tool

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