The Forgotten Army
Documentary, Germany/Denmark/Sweden, 2017
World Premiere Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2017
Theatrical Release in Germany 2017
Director: Signe Astrup
Production: Sineast Filmproduktion & Molly Aida Film in co-production with cine+, Bayerischer Rundfunk, DR-K
„The Forgotten Army“ tells the personal stories of former soldiers of the GDR.
As the Berlin Wall was falling in November 1989, the army of the GDR was quickly becoming superfluous and its deterioration soon followed. Therefore the soldiers, who until then had been in the service of the GDR, became unnecessary. But today, 25 years later, they are still among us and a part of our society.
The film reflects the history of the GDR’s military and the impact it still has today. How do the former soldiers deal with their own history? A history that left such a substantial mark on German society?