4x25min original German version, others on request • Republikflucht • Die Unfall-Lüge • Schwestern im Westen • Spurensuche
September 1979: The Stasi finds an abandoned tent on a campsite on the island of Rügen. Shortly afterwards, a body is caught in the net of a fishing boat off Cape Arkona. It soon becomes clear that five people have drowned while trying to escape across the Baltic Sea to Denmark: Two brothers with their wives and a small child. This four-part docu-series reconstructs the days and weeks leading up to the failed escape attempt from different perspectives and it recounts what happened in the years after this tragedy.
Cast and Crew
Director Rikke Detlefsen, Jesper Clemmensen, Antje Behr (Reenactments)