The official trailer for B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989

Saw the film showing Wednesday night as part of the Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center; as I wrote on Twitter: “highly recommended look at lost world.”

The German Democratic Republic and its absorbtion into the Federal Republic are what have fascinated me, but this movie shows the (at least) equally peculiar and unique case of die eingemauerte Stadt–the walled-in city–of West Berlin, an island within the east, that, like the east, was also absorbed into the west.