GER 2011, 83 min
Alexander represents a generation that set out into the new post-cold war world without ever stopping to look back.
Architect Alexander Beck has just won an architecture prize. He wants to modernize GDR building blocks in Thuringia. Alex travels to the heart of rural Eastern Germany where he grew up and where people remember him as Alex from the Free German Youth, a pro-GDR youth organization.
Alex is faced with a time in his life that he had successfully blocked out for years. He meets his highschool girlfriend, Nicole, and is forced to look back at his first teenage romance and the tragic demise of a great friendship. Slowly, Alex tries to grasp the events that occurred in the year 1988, over twenty years ago.
DER PREIS is a film about guilt and responsibilities between friends. The protagonist Alexander represents a generation that set out into the new post-cold war world without ever stopping to look back - a generation that is slowly beginning to come of age by finally identifying, albeit ambivalently, with their roots.
2 DVDs: Elke Hauck's debut feature KARGER is available on DVD.
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Language: German, Subtitles: English
- Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2011
- Lubuskie Lato Filmowe Lagów - Preis der Deutsch-Polnischen Jugendjury - Bester Deutscher Film
- Vancouver International Film Festival
- Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
- Dhaka International Film Festival
Peggy Lehmann, Elke Hauck
Florian Panzner, Anne Kanis, Sven Gielnik, Vanessa Krüger, Vincent Krüger, Wiebke Bachmann, Guntbert Warns
Director of Photography
by the bands FREYGANG, PANKOW, CITY, L'ATTENTAT a.o.
Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
SCHIWAGO FILM Produktion
16.02.2011, Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
German Theatrical Release
DVD 2: KARGER (D 2007, 88 min) - Elke Hauck's award-winning debut feature about an Eastern German steel worker‚ ARCHITEKTUR & HEIMAT - Elke Hauck on the locations of DER PREIS (Video, D 2012, ca. 20 min), Trailer
PAL / Color
DVD 1: 83 min
DVD 2: 88 min + 20 min Extras
DD 2.0 + 5.1
Softbox (Set Content: 2)
From 6 Years
DCP (2K, 24 fps, 5.1)
Trailer (35mm, DCP), A1 Poster, Folder
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
From 6 Years