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The Architects
The Architects
Actors: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Uta Eisold, Jürgen Watzke, Ute Lubosch
Director: Peter Kahane
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2005     1hr 35min

Daniel Brenner, an idealistic young architect in East Berlin, is deeply frustrated by life under the Communists. After receiving a plum assignment - designing a small city on the fringe of Berlin - he comes up with an inn...  more »


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Actors: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Uta Eisold, Jürgen Watzke, Ute Lubosch
Director: Peter Kahane
Creators: Andreas Köfer, Christoph Prochnow, Peter Kahane, Ilse Peters, Herbert Ehler, Thomas Knauf
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: German
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

It might really have happened.
J. Candy | San Diego, CA USA | 03/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie gives a believable portrayal of the peculiar challenges faced by an East German architectural team (in late-1980s East Berlin as I recall), superimposed on the degeneration of the main character's marriage. The story is sad but the details and plot elements are consistent and believable. The connection of the protagonist's difficulties to the constraints imposed by the inescapable momentum of the state economic machine is thought-provoking. Overall, I highly recommend the movie. It gives the viewer a plausible chronicle of the downfall of both the personal and professional life of a good, honest man in the GDR during the late 1980s."
Interesting and worth discussion
Neil FitzGerald | Victoria, Australia | 08/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In the closing days of the DDR a group of young architects are chosen to design a multi-use plaza. Although their concepts are cutting edge they fall outside the restrictions - so opens up the question on freedom of design versus what they are 'employed' to construct. If this were not set in the DDR it would simply be a film about arichetects going beyond their assignment - but because it has a Socialist setting is is wrongly interpreted as an oppression of human rights - think outside the square you are commissioned to design! As a footnote - I'm sure the artistic additions would not be welcome in any plaza East or West."