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July 18, 2009

It’s another grey summer day in NB. So how about an East German musical? Here’s the swell title tune from the cult classic DEFA-produced 1967 film Heißer Sommer.

That one’s not much of a video, but here are some excerpts from the film. Socialist youth on a summer holiday romp, enjoy!:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. DotDash permalink
    July 21, 2009 10:42 am

    Ha! I forgot about this movie – I watched it for a film course a few semesters ago. The GDR sure looks like it was a fun place to be in the warmer months.

    • passerine songs permalink*
      July 22, 2009 2:09 pm

      Ah, Ostalgie. Did they show Sonnenallee in that film course?

      • DotDash permalink
        July 22, 2009 6:03 pm

        I think so. It was contemporary German cinema. We watched a couple of Heimatfilms, but I don’t recall the names.

        Good Bye, Lenin! is pretty good Ostalgie. It’s at the HIL. Their selection of German film isn’t bad. There’s a Werner Herzog collection, and I think some Fassbinder, Tykwer and Dörrie. The HIL has some German expressionist film, too.

        It’s all pretty good, really.

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