DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

German Nationality

German Nationality

Karl Gass based his last film on the school chronicle of a village school teacher from the Altmark. World War I brought Albert Linnecke, born 1889, died 1954, to Rindtorf as a substitute teacher. His chronicles record school trips as well as political events and the economic ups and downs in times of war and peace – almost four decades of contemporary history and the history of mentalities in Germany, seen through the eyes of a man who never failed to adjust to changing political systems.

Fabian Tietke

Original Title: Nationalität: deutsch
Country: GDR
Year: 1990
Language: German
Subtitle: No
Runtime: 88 min.
Format: 35 mm
Color: B&W
Director: Karl Gass
Producer: DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Cinematographer: Andreas Bergmann, Peter Milinski
Editor: Evelyn Kuhnert
Music: Wolfgang Schoor
Script: Karl Gass, Klaus Wischnewski

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.