The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism

    • Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
    • Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, Czech Republic
    • 93 min
    • World Premiere
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    During the Cold War, almost every family in the Eastern Bloc treasured and impeccably maintained the car they had waited so long for. This film looks at the fascinating history of socialist automobiles based on select accounts which portray the events and hardships of the time with a touch of humour. The automobile was also seen as a means to an end against the imperialist class enemy. For most communist countries, the car was an instrument of propaganda, used to symbolise technological progress and the equality, if not the superiority of their system. Even Western families were known to drive a Lada, Wartburg, Moskvitch, Trabant, Skoda or Zaz. We meet a young woman who was inspired by pin-up models, a couple who drove to freedom in West Germany but had to abandon their beloved car on the last leg of their journey, a former racing champion and automobile fanatic who turned his old banger into a luxury vehicle, and many more. A cinematic journey that focuses attention on its heroes – both man and machin

    Credits

    Director
    Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
    Production
    Martichka Bozhilova for Agitprop
    Co-production
    Simone Baumann for Saxonia Entertainment GmbH, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær for Danish Documentary Production, Dana Budisavljevic for Hulahop Film & Art Productions, Jiri Konecny for Endorfilm, Sascha Beier for Saxonia Entertainment GmbH, Miljenka Cogelja for Hulahop Film & Art Productions
    Involved TV Channel
    MDR, ARTE, SVT, DR, YLE

    Contact

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    Festival Handling
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    More information

    Available versions
    93', 52',DCP,color / black and white
    Spoken languages
    Bulgarian
    German
    Russian
    Norwegian
    Czech
    English

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