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A chronicle of the divided Germany's final days, this documentary shot over a ten-day period leading to the union of the East and the West on July 1, 1990, observes what is changing and what remains unchanged and unaffected by the unification process. Sharply observant of the historical transformations taking place the film visits pockets of Berlin ignored by others: Monuments such as the Reichstag, the "death strip," and Jewish cemeteries, workers in a tavern, souvenir vendors, East German gays demonstrating for the first time and Turkish and Rumanian immigrants who remain on the periphery. An Ulrike Ottinger film. 1991. 27 min.

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