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Heimweh nach Rügen oder Gestern noch war ich Köchin

Homesick for Rügen or Yesterday, I Was a Cook

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Sometimes Hannelore wishes she were a Hans, because “when a woman has to deal with a lot of men, she has to summon up a lot of strength to be heard”. The mayor of the island of Ummanz off Rügen used to be a cook. Now she represents the government and demonstrates “socialist democracy in action”. Director Róza Berger-Fiedler weaves Madam Mayor’s encounters with her constituency and discussions about the office with all its responsibilities into a sensitive portrait of a dedicated person.

Róza Berger-Fiedler

German Democratic Republic 1977


Documentary form
35’ · Black/White · 35 mm

Rating R12


Róza Berger-Fiedler

Film print: DEFA-Filmverleih in der Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin