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The Miracle of Berlin (2008)

Das Wunder von Berlin (original title)
A TV movie that follows an East Berlin family torn by political strife and the fast-changing events that led to the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989.


Thomas Kirchner
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Cast overview:
Kostja Ullmann ... Marco Kaiser
Karoline Herfurth ... Anja Ahrendt
Veronica Ferres ... Hanna Kaiser
Heino Ferch ... Jürgen Kaiser
Michael Gwisdek ... Walter Kaiser
André Hennicke ... Heinrich Wolf
Gesine Cukrowski ... Marion Niemann
Tino Mewes ... Moskau
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ... Professor
Anna Loos ... Juliane
Aaron Hildebrand ... Krumme
Clemens Schick ... Unteroffizier Schröder
Vinzenz Kiefer ... Freese


East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies with socialism and believes he has to defend his country against the capitalist enemy. While Jürgen is astonished, his wife Hanna and Marco's girlfriend Anja, supporting the civil rights movement, don't like his new attitude... Written by fippi2000

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EAST BERLIN, 1988. See more »


Drama | War


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This made-for-television film was made and first broadcast about five years after another similarly title German production The Miracle of Bern (2003) ("The Miracle of Bern") which was a theatrical feature film. See more »

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almost perfect and brilliantly acted....
15 March 2010 | by hamlet-16See all my reviews

Whilst some of the story seems artificial .... this film shows a family coping with life in the DDR in the year leading up to "the fall of the wall" and it does it amazingly well.

The cast is uniformly excellent... the scenes between Heino Ferch and Veronica Ferres in particular are electric as Ferch realises the end is coming for the DDR.

Kostja Ullman and Karoline Herfuth are fine as the young lovers. Kostja has the more complicated character that evolves from punk to soldier and back again.

But the whole cast is excellent.

This is fine adaption of a true story.... well worth watching.

The film has been released on DVD in Germany and is now available in Australia with English subtitles.

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Release Date:

27 January 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Miracle of Berlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)


Color | Black and White | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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