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After the inaugural event saw a packed Lichtblick turn away tides of burgeoning Berlinophiles, EXBlicks continues its monthly Monday night programme of films telling Berlin stories in English or with English subtitles – and jumps the fence.
Many have braved the guards and dogs to trespass onto Spreepark, the 1969-opened GDR amusement park that is now an abandoned, metal jungle, but how many know the crazy story behind the rotting rollercoasters?
Achterbahn (photo) is the tale of Norbert Witte, a man bankrupted by his dream, fleeing debtors to Peru, entangling himself and his family within the drug trade and, ultimately, jail. To top it off, there will be a Q&A with director Peter Dörfler after the film, and a special readers’ catch-up offer to see it on realeyz.tv, for those who missed the big-screen event.
Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, U-Bhf Senefelderplatz, www.lichtblick-kino.org