Die vergessene Armee

Die vergessene Armee

"The Forgotten Army" tells the story of former GDR (German Democratic Republic) soldiers, who nearly 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, still struggle with the loss of their homeland. Since 1989 more than 250,000 border guards, high officers of the National People's Army and Stasi officers not only lost their jobs, but also their homeland and their identities. These men all did what they were told to do, confident that it was the right thing. Nonetheless they were in a dilemma: being faithful to their oath also meant to spy on their neighbours and - as a last consequence - shoot at their own people, trying to escape to the West. Divided between radicals and legalists they are unable to adopt with the re-unified Germany, but keep practicing their former military rituals embedded in the command structure of an army that doesn't exist anymore.

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes
Genres
Documentary
Director
Signe Astrup
Writer
Signe Astrup
Country
Germany
Year
2017
Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Die vergessene Armee» (25)

Mary Wells avatar
Mary Wells

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.

Gary avatar
Gary

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!!!

Janet G. avatar
Janet G.

Very good movie we enjoyed!

Theresa avatar
Theresa

I was pleasantly satisfied with this film. And I know this movie isn't like other movies! Cool!

Lori S. avatar
Lori S.

Great movie with amazing actors! I have been expecting this film for a long time now. And tonight when I finally got to see it I was not let down.

Brenda avatar
Brenda

This is on the list of one of my favorite movies.

Jeremy W. avatar
Jeremy W.

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

William Henderson avatar
William Henderson

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a Documentary, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

Daniel E. avatar
Daniel E.

This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. I had to watch it several times.

Frank avatar
Frank

Excellent film! I feel Signe Astrup can't make a bad movie.

Betty D. avatar
Betty D.

I continue to be blown away at how fantastic this film is. It is executed with extreme precision. Every aspect of the film, all the way from visuals to the character development, is masterful.