Russians and Germans

7 historical turning points

Russians and Germans – this is a relationship of extremes in the 20th century, a relationship between enmity and friendship, between war and peace. On the occasion of Mikhail Gorbachev’s 90th birthday, this documentary depicts the two countries’ fateful affair from World War I to German reunification. A political roller coaster ride.


WRITER & DIRECTOR: Alexander Hogh CAMERA: Jörg Adams, André Götzmann, Franz Koch EDITOR: Alina Krischke, Darie de Decker SOUND: Bastian Barenbrock, Max Büge, Egor Koval GRAPHIC NOVELS: Jan Buckard NARRATOR: Nicole Engeln COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Jean-Christophe Caron (Phoenix)