"Berlin and Brandenburg from above" shows unusual perspectives on the country and its people, in a gliding flight over the Mark and the metropolis. 25 years after reunification, the film dares to take stock from an aerial perspective. Which visions, which far-sighted, sometimes even lofty dreams have left their mark on the region? What has emerged, what has changed, in the field of tension between Germany's capital and the sometimes seemingly endless expanses between Prenzlau and Finsterwalde?
Director Jan Tenhaven ("Herbstgold") takes a look at the big picture and looks at the city, the country and the people from above. Using high-quality aerial footage and panoramic shots, "Berlin and Brandenburg from Above" shows how people make their homeland their own. Told from the perspective of aerial strolling, it opens up new views of the region and the people who populate it. The film combines urbanity and nature, big-city hustle and bustle and contemplation, skyscraper canyons and parks, wetlands and lakescapes, dead-straight roads and meandering river courses. Intoxicating images between sunrise and sunset, pointedly commented by actor Florian Lukas ("Good Bye Lenin," "Weissensee"). Among those portrayed are: Street Artist Christian Awe, who works on artworks above the rooftops of Berlin; Nadine Borchardt from Potsdam, who has established herself as one of the few female boat builders in a craft dominated by men; or Cathedral Beekeeper Uwe Marth, who watches over bee colonies on the roof of the Berlin Cathedral, proving that nature also finds its place in the center of Berlin. "Berlin und Brandenburg von oben" is a joint production of DOKfilm Fernsehproduktion GmbH with Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.