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A young man from an early age falls in love with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. His father however is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his son's relationship with the girl, but he arranges for his son, after finishing school, to become a Stasi spy himself.

  1. Sebastian Peterson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Thomas Brussig

    Novel, Screenplay

  3. Markus Dittrich

    Screenplay, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Borgwardt

    Klaus Uhltzscht

  2. Xenia Snagowski

    Yvonne Anders

  3. Adrian Heidenreich

    Klaus als Kind

  4. Luca Lenz

    Yvonne als Kind

  5. Kirsten Block

    Kirsten Block

    Mutter Uhltzscht

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Heroes Like Us
Heroes Like Us


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Original Title Helden wie wir

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 10, 1999


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

Revenue -



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