There’s no difference,” declared Frau Kleinert, “between films by directors from the former East Germany, and those from the former West Germany. It is all one now.” She is a publicity agent for Progress Film Verleih and, of course, what she says is the official version. Perhaps it had been a bit of a faux pas on my part to bring up the distinction at all.
“But surely,” I persisted, “the diversity of experiences, the different histories, will find expression in the work of directors, script writers and so on?” And, warming to my theme, “I have seen a couple…
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