Der Turm

Year of premiere
2012
Format
Movie
Genre
Drama
Country
Germany
Production company
teamWorx Television & Film
Producer
Matthias Adler, Benjamin Benedict, Nico Hofmann
Director
Christian Schwochow
Cast
Jan Josef Liefers, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Claudia Michelsen, Götz Schubert, Nadja Uhl, David C. Bunners, Janusz Kocaj, Steffi Kühnert, Thorsten Merten, Sergej Moya, Udo Schenk, Ernst-Georg Schwill, Peter Sodann
Storyline
A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, the educated few still enjoy some advantages under the system. The Hoffmans gather often with family and friends for warm dinner parties rich with derisive political banter, live classical music, and spirited discussions, holding out for a better future. But even as Richard has high hopes and strict demands for studious Christian, he hides a passionate double life and shocking secrets that come back to haunt him. Against this tense climate of fear and mistrust, with the secret police lurking ominously in the background, choices are made and actions taken that have devastating repercussions.
Links
IMDb

Filming in the Czech Republic

Production company
Mia Film
Year of production
2012
Filming dates
Locations
Pilsen
Photo courtesy of ZDF