One of the final films made in East Germany featuring the great actor Armin Mueller-Stahl – he would later memorably link up with Costa-Gavras in the US for Music Box (1989). In The Flight, he plays a doctor who, when he dutifully follows procedure and applies to travel outside the GDR to attend a conference, is refused permission. Dismayed by the state bureaucracy, he becomes involved with an underground network who promise they can get him out of the country. Given it was made in the East, all does not go to plan.

 

Translated title:
Die Flucht

Languages:
German

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
94 minutes

Country of origin:
East Germany

Year of production:
1977

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time