Aug 10, 2009 Uncategorized
Three Red Star
One stormy night at the inner-German border: a frontier army soldier has made a refugee and is now approaching the man with a drawn weapon to be Banned looks literally feel the tension of whether or not shoot the guard – until a voice off the scene with the word “cut” interrupts and you realize that this was all just a movie. Hardly the place to relax but breaks on the set of the film abruptly from a dispute Christian Blank (Rainer Frank), one of the extras who plays a frontiersman, is suddenly and for no apparent reason on one of the main characters going on and beat away at him until it can move away from those around the bewildered victims. Blank lands in a psychiatric hospital, where), the attractive Dr. Pamela Wehmann (Petra Kleinert and brings him to accept his speeches. What she learns from him, throws a revealing light on the events that night. For blank discs was actually a soldier on the way as limiting the use of inter-German border and is therefore gravely traumatized.
Is now told by her psychiatrist, the patient’s life in the GDR. And is dominated by two people that run like a thread through his life. On the one hand Jana (Meriam Habbas), his true love from childhood. It embodies the principle of good, the warmth and joy in his life. And secondly, there is the authoritarian Major Nattenklinger (Dietmar Mössmer), who constantly harassed his subordinates. The bad thing is also Nattenklinger that puts it over his face all the people from whom Blank told the doctor. The stern and merciless face of the boss, it becomes the ugly visage of the regime. And it seems, has this principle of evil won the battle – Jana now lives far away in the U.S., while Nattenklinger today still haunted by the life of the former border guards …
Three Star Red is miles away from the crackling humor of films such as Sun Alley, or army, trying to describe between sarcasm and fun-intentioned Transfiguration everyday life in the GDR – from coping with those films certainly can not speak be. Quite different Olaf Kaiser’s own approach to the topic, as he creates his film from the outset as a metaphorical disease history of the GDR. That in all things, a three-star red army plays the popular figure and border guard, may not fit some of the viewers. But because Blank is in addition to its function even an ordinary citizen and quite critical of the Workers ‘and Peasants’ State, put the neuroses, repression and paranoia at the center, which has left the state for its citizens. This is not as comfortable as the rampant nostalgia for the East or whatever the interpretation to others when it comes to questions of individual responsibility, but strikes at the heart of the story rather than glorifying view of the GDR.
In time for the 20th Anniversary of the Wall comes this film that had ever been seen in May 2002 in German cinemas, is now once again on the canvas. Let’s see if and how the reactions have changed it over time. These often brightly colored and the next moment a very sensitive farce is certainly not technically get as perfect as some other major and expensive film about East Germany, for three-star red but has still lost none of its sharpness.
Title: Three Red Star Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2002 Length: 96 (Min) of material: Hofrichter & Jacobs