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The Rabbit Is Me was made to encourage discussion of democratization of East German society. A young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for political reasons and she confronted him with his hypocrisy. The portrayal of the German Democratic Republic's judicial system is sardonic. The film was banned because it was an attack on the state. It lent its name to all the banned films of 1965, which became known as the "Rabbit Films." After its release in 1990, The Rabbit Is Me earned critical praise as one of the most important and courageous works ever made in East Germany. In 2005 it was shown at The Museum of Modern Art as part of the film series Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany.
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The Rabbit Is Me (German: Das Kaninchen bin ich) is an East German dramatic film directed by Kurt Maetzig. It was filmed in 1965, and based on the novel by Manfred Bieler.