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Shores of Hope (2012)

Wir wollten aufs Meer (original title)
The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

Writers:

Ronny Schalk (screenplay), Toke Constantin Hebbeln (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Fehling ... Cornelis Schmidt
August Diehl ... Andreas Hornung
Ronald Zehrfeld ... Matthias Schönherr
Thao Vu Thao Vu ... Phuong Mai Dinh Ti (as Phuong Thao Vu)
Sylvester Groth ... Major Roman
Rolf Hoppe ... Oberst Seler
Michael Schenk ... Oberleutnant Dobroschke
Thomas Lawinky Thomas Lawinky ... Eberhard Fromm (RT) (as Thomas Lawincky)
Anian Zollner Anian Zollner ... Wolfram
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Ralf 'Ralfi' Hellermann
Sebastian Hülk ... Burkhart
Johann Jürgens ... Teucher
Michael Wiesner ... Maus
Torsten Michaelis Torsten Michaelis ... Schließer
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Unterleutnant Kugler
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The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 September 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Shores of Hope See more »

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$332,059
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2.35 : 1
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If you liked "The Lives of Others", this is a must...
24 December 2012 | by cityeast222See all my reviews

Life in the former GDR is a mysterious fascination for many of us, and this film brilliantly conveys the struggle of the human spirit imprisoned in this oppressive socialist regime, which specialized in manipulation and blackmail to keep its citizens in check. And here we see two young men, with dreams of life at sea. Is realizing one's lifelong dream worth crushing the dreams of another? It is this dilemma that paves the way for a story that truly explores the inner strengths and weaknesses within us all. It will be hard not be moved by this film, which lives up to the quality of previous films focusing on life behind the Berlin Wall. Great performances by all main characters.


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