Series (6 Episodes available)
NEKRASOV (ANDREI), BECKER (Jens)
ARTE FRANCE, ARTLINE FILMS, GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION
Worldwide (except French-speaking Belgium, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Norway, Ireland, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, France, Finland and French-speaking Switzerland).
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Filmed in 12 European countries, alternating personal accounts and archive footage, this series offers a unique perspective on one of the key events of the 20th century: the high point and fall of the Soviet Empire.
On 28 November 1989, in Prague, a banner was hung from the building of the former state television: "10 years in Poland, 10 months in Hungary, 10 weeks in East Germany, 10 days in Czechoslovakia, 10 hours in Romania".
This is the timing of the fall of the Iron Curtain. It is the timing of the end of communism. It is the timing of the most tremendous acceleration ever to have happened in history. The Soviet Empire was not conquered by arms but imploded though the will and conviction of those who experienced it from the inside.