Fatherland (Singing the Blues in Red) (1986)

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A drama about personal conflicts and the political biases of the East and West German governments in the mid-'80s, this story focuses on the defection of a talented singer. Klaus (Gerulf Pannach) is finally granted permission to leave East Germany where he is no longer allowed to perform. But after arriving in the West he decides that he does not like being treated as the latest hot commodity; he appears to be no more comfortable in his new environment than in his previous one. While being hyped and promoted, he goes looking for his father, who had left nearly 30 years before to pursue his career as a musician in Cambridge. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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...this attempt to prove the universality of political oppression regardless of doctrine approaches hyperbolic absurdity.

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

A sophisticated political film directed by Ken Loach.

Aug 28, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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