Producer
Director
Dag Freyer, Sebastian Dehnhardt
Producer
DV-CAM
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
3sat / ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2004
Half people

A prison for juvenile delinquents near Moscow: the setting for an unusual experiment. In February 2004, the Berlin theatre group "aufBruch" travels to Russia to stage a theatre performance with the prisoners.

For two months Genadij, Alexej and Alexander go to theatre rehearsals in the afternoon with 20 other prisoners. All three are serving time for manslaughter and murder respectively. The drill of the hard and impersonal everyday life in prison has trained them to keep their feelings under wraps, but for the acting they have to open up. A difficult process of rapprochement begins between the Berlin theatre people and the young people who are hostile towards them, which ends with an unexpected surprise for both sides.

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