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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 19, 2002
On the surface, Beller's film is an acute primer on mid-century socialist statism gone inevitably screwy, but beneath it, there's something to be gleaned about the psychology of German nationhood.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 20, 2002
As familiar as much of this history may be, to hear it recounted by those who lived it lends it a new emotional immediacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
March 9, 2004
...not a frame of film is wasted in telling its story of lives tortured, drugged, humiliated, and terrorized by fascist, pro-communist ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 20, 2002
A frightening look at Communist-controlled East Germany.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
November 20, 2002
Beller's history of dissent in the German Democratic Republic is admirably concise and surprisingly thorough.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 23, 2004
A balanced, thorough and well-documented chronicle of how one Germany became two, then one again.
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