Über die Schwelle - with Walter Ruge

Politics/Country & People, Germany 2006

The biographical film portrait tells the exciting life of the Communist Walter Ruge. For political reasons, he was born in Berlin in 1915 and had to leave Germany in 1933. After eight years of exile, he was sentenced to 10 years for no reason. His way led him through various Siberian camps. 25 years later, in 1958, he left the Soviet Union and went back to Germany (GDR). Starting point for the film is the life report Ruges before pupils of the Potsdam Steubengesamtschule. Together with the 91-year-old, the film team around director Stefan Mehlhorn sets out to search for his past on the northern polar circle of Siberia.
64 min
HD
FSK 0
Audio language:
German

Awards

Video Film Days Koblenz 2007 Prize of the Central Office for Political Education
International Film Days Schwäbisch Hall 2007 Documentary Award
Fish Festival 2007 Audience Award

More information

Director:

Stefan Mehlhorn

Composer:

Cornelius Renz

Editor:

André Nier

Protagonist:

Walter Ruge

Original title:

Über die Schwelle - Mit Walter Ruge

Original language:

German

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Ratings:

FBW „particularly valuable“

Age rating:

FSK 0

Audio language:

German

Further links:

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