Producer
Director
Lukas Hoffmann
Producer
16:9 HDTV
Genre
History
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2017
OUR LAND 1979
Everything New

1979, the year of the dawn of a new era. The new German wave developed away from disco music. Although it sings in German, it no longer has anything to do with the old Schlager.

Extrabreit stirred up the German music scene from Hagen, of all places. Kai Havaii, the new frontman from 1979, remembers early sessions. A new group also gets involved in state politics: The Greens. Pretty flower girls cavort at the Federal Garden Show, while other Bonn ladies cause a real spy scandal. Mata Hari sends her regards. On television, it is not only the US series Holocaust broadcast on WDR that shocks. At home in Troisdorf, Christel Neudeck and her husband see television pictures of fleeing Vietnamese in the South China Sea. Together they set off on one of the largest rescue operations, the Cap Anamur. And while the Fussbroichs, the mother of all docusoaps, are playing their way into the hearts of their viewers from 1979 onwards, a new director is creating a lot of theatre at the Bochum Schauspielhaus: Claus Peymann. Because he brings many new actors with him and fires half of the old ensemble. Change of times: Everything different, everything new!

The film is narrated by Christian Wunderlich, who was born in Cologne on 12 July 1979. He tells the stories and events of the year of his birth, making the film a personal journey through time.

First broadcast: Friday, 13 October 2017 at 8:15 pm on WDR

 

 

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