German Unity @ Balaton


countries: Netherlands

Német egység a Balatonnál Original title
documentary Genre
2011 Release
HD Format
79 min Runtime
Péter Forgács Director
László Kántor, Cesar Messemaker Producer


East German tourists simply adored Lake Balaton and not only because they were not allowed to travel anywhere else, but because of its silky waters and sunny weather. It was a meeting place between East and West where divided families could enjoy Hungarian hospitality but many of them were under surveillance by the East German Stasi and the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior.


2012 - Sarajevo Film Festival (in competition)
2012 - Săo Paulo International Film Festival
2013 - Trieste Film Festival (in competition)
2013 - Cluj-Napoca Transilvania