Defa Original Movies
Here we collected the best movies from DEFA in order of popularity
Germany Year Zero
Rome, Open City and Pais were the first two films in Rossellini's war film trilogy. Germany Year Zero takes place in post-war Germany, unlike the others, which take place in German-occupied Rome and I...
Island of Swans
A fourteen-year-old boy and his family move from an idyllic small town to the developing area of Berlin-Marzahn, where his father works as a construction worker. In a completely new environment, he mu...
Shortly after Chile's 1973 military coup, three men are fleeing across the Andes to Argentina. They witness the murder of a farmer by Chilean police and end up at the home of the farmer's heavily preg...
Berlin Around the Corner
Berlin in the 1960s. Olaf and Horst are two young metalworkers, who provoke their older colleagues with critiques of the antiquated equipment and lack of materials... not to mention their love of leat...
Seine Hoheit – Genosse Prinz
Kasper Mai, an export merchant and comrade with a “clean” record, discovers he is the prince of Hohenlohe-Liebenstein. His royal grandmother designates him as the heir to her estate. A private trip to...
In einem Atem
The 24-year-old Andreas works as a mechanic at a tunnel building site in the Bulgarian Rhodopes. One day, he gets the startling news that his girlfriend Sabine, who is supposedly waiting for him in th...
Romantic comedy about a series of mix-ups. Brigitte Kaufmann wants to divorce her husband Jörg who is an engineer and chief executive of an electronics company – and a hopeless pedant. Benno, a former...
After land reform forced him to become an agricultural worker, Old Kraske refused to join any collective farming activities. Tinko is the grandson of Kimpel. When Kraske's son returns from a POW camp ...
A young engineer is sent to Berlin to help the Americans spy on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take ...
They Called Him Amigo
Some boys in Berlin discovered a refugee from a Nazi concentration camp. They help him to continue his flight by giving him food. The son of a communist was sent to a concentration camp after being ch...
The Witches of Salem
Salem, 1694 A number of young people have been taken in by John and his wife. He was rejected by his wife and she sent the lass away. A person vows revenge. She will have a chance when she accuses her...
My Zero Hour
Germany in 1943. Klaus Hartung was deployed to the Eastern front during World War II. He was captured by a Russian patrol during a tour. While in captivity, Hartung came to the conclusion that he had ...
Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
The film is based on a famous novel. A man plays the violin and sings to women. Two of his female admirers hired him as a gardener. After a while, he moves on to his next job as a customs officer. He ...
In East Berlin in the late 70s, two boys meet one evening in a disco: Thomas, who is from a working class family and is doing an apprenticeship, and Michael, a 16-year-old school pupil from an educate...
The Goose-Girl at the Fountain
A young blacksmith, searching for happiness in a series of dreams, realized that he must find a rejected princess and hold her hand. The Brothers Grimm inspired a fairytale.
On the occasion of their daughter's birth, the king and queen give a lavish feast. Among the guests are twelve fairies who endow the infant in the cradle with all good qualities. As the king loathes d...
Carola is a mischievous girl who doesn't care much for school- except for sports and recess, of course. Without her good friend Willi to keep her on the straight and narrow, she would really be in tro...
Marriage in the Shadows
The rise of the Nazi regime was the setting for the successful careers of two actors. Confident in her career, Elisabeth ignores the advice of a colleague to leave Germany in the face of increasing an...