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GER22 A Stasi Comedy

18+ 115 MIN
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In communist East Berlin in the 1980s, Ludger (David Kross, Balloon GFF19, The Keeper GFF19), is hired by the Stasi to infiltrate the counterculture scene in East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, home to artists, bohemians and free-thinking radicals. After falling in love with the mysterious Nathalie and sleeping with his first target, Corninna, Ludger ends up living two lives - one as an underground poet and one as a Stasi agent.

Decades later, Ludger is confronted with the possibility of his secret Stasi past coming to light. When he retrieves his file, his hope of quietly reading about who spied and informed on him in the GDR is sabotaged by his wife, Corinna. During a surprise family party, everyone browses through the impressively thick file, until Corinna finds a love letter to Ludger that she did not write!

Directed by Leander Haussmann, one of Germany’s most prolific creative voices, A Stasi Comedy features a stellar cast including Tom Schilling (Fabian – Going to the Dogs GFF19, Never Look Away), and Henry Hübchen (The Kangaroo Chronicles GFF19).


"After 30 years it should be finally allowed to laugh about the Stasi."

- Director Leander Haussmann in Variety

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 24th May


115 min




Tom Schilling, David Kross, Antonia Bill, Henry Hübchen, Jörg Schüttauf, Deleila Piasko


Leander Haussmann


Film Festival


German with English subtitles

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