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Brothers and Sisters
Willy is the director of a large, party-owned printing plant in the Thuringian provinces. Gritting his teeth, he reluctantly conforms to party guidelines from on high, increasingly compromising his integrity in the process. But Willy also has an impetuous streak – and he’s carrying a secret around with him.
His three children, Britta, Erik and Matti could hardly be more different. Britta is expelled from school for voicing an ill-advised political remark and, to her parents horror, joins the circus. Erik has his heart set on becoming a foreign trader to benefit from the privilege of freedom of movement, and distances himself from his sister so as not to jeopardize his career. In the meantime, Matti pursues his own uncompromising vision of honesty, righteousness and decency – only to fall head over heels in love with a woman who disappears after their first night together.