• THE BRIEF LIFE OF CHRIS GUEFFROY

    THE BRIEF LIFE OF CHRIS GUEFFROY

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THE BRIEF LIFE OF CHRIS GUEFFROY

a film by Klaus Salge

THE BRIEF LIFE OF CHRIS GUEFFROY

Germany | 2011

Synopsis
Throughout the decades of the Cold War the Berlin Wall symbolised two world-views.In early 1989, Chris Gueffroy, 20, was the last person to die whilst attempting to cross it.His name came to represent those who died at the Wall.What kind of person was Chris? Why did he no longer want to live in the GDR-dictatorship? Filmmaker Klaus Salge asks Karin Gueffroy, mother of the deceased, and his friends about Chris’ life and the reasons for his attempted flight.He also asks what the cruel death at the Wall did to his mother and friends, and how they lived with this loss.The result is a sensitive portrait of Chris Gueffroy, his life in the GDR, his dreams and his brief excursions.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Klaus Salge
Original Languages

German

English

German

Production Company
NOVEMBER FILM
Fritschestr. 79, 10585 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 34702656

Fax: +49 30 34702657

bm@novemberfilm.de
http://www.novemberfilm.de
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