Dessau Dancers - The Incredible Story of Breakdance in East Germany (Dessau Dancers)

Dessau Dancers -  The Incredible Story of Breakdance in East Germany (Dessau Dancers)
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Dance, Family, History - 2014 - Germany

Dessau, East Germany, 1985: 18-year-old Frank and his friends have been infected by Breakdance fever. At first they are suspiciously monitored by the ruling regime. But when the socialist government realizes that it cannot stop them, they try to exploit them instead. DESSAU DANCERS combines a certain nostalgia for East Germany a la Good Bye Lenin! with the impressive moves of youth-driven dance films such as the Step Up and StreetDance franchises.

Director: Jan Martin Scharf
Dop: Felix Novo de Oliveira
Screenplay: Ruth Toma
Cast: Gordon Kämmerer, Sonja Gerhardt, Oliver Konietzny, Sebastian Jaeger, Wolfgang Stumph, Rainer Bock, Arvid Birnbaum, Lukas Steltner, Bernd Stegemann, Hilmar Eichhorn
Music: Vincent Favrat / JUST TEMPTATION
Technical Details: ca. 90 min / DCP / color / 2.39:1
Original Language: German
Subtitle Dubbed: English
Producer: Janna Velber
Co Producer: Helge Sasse, Solveig Fina
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Awards: Gijón IFF 2015 “Enfants Terribles” Prize for Best Feature Film (over 13 years old)
Festivals World Premiere Filmfest Munich 2014, Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2014, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival 2015, BUFF IFF 2015, Gijón IFF 2015 (Enfants Terribles)