Dir. Oliver Ziegenbalg (96min, Germany, 2012)
In Russian and German with English Subtitles
DC Premiere 

Berlin 1989 – The Wall’s just fallen, and Jewish citizens from the Soviet Union are now free to immigrate to Germany. Vladimir and his best pals Andrej and Mischa seize their chance to leave Moscow for Berlin, which in the early nineties is one of the most exciting places on the globe.

Vladimir and Andrej quickly get permanent residence permits; Mischa, who is Russian but not Jewish, only gets a three month visa, while dreaming of starting a music career. Vladimir is more aimless, happy loafing about and helping out his friends. That is until he meets Olga, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

Co-presented by the American University Russian Department.


Saturday, March 1, 9:00 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC

Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD


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