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Westwind - German Gems 2012
Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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Westwind - German Gems 2012
It is 1988, a year before the fall of the Berlin Wall and inseparable 17-year-old twins Doreen and Isabel from East Germany spend a summer at Lake Balaton in Hungary. The twins are decorated oarswomen sent by their country to Soviet satellite states like Hungary to bring home trophies. Hungary's borders are porous and West Germans can visit Lake Balaton.  When Doreen falls for Arne, a West German tourist from Hamburg, the twin's well-structured summer begins to crumble. Risking a promising career as a rower and the twin's close relationship, Doreen will destroy everything that the twins have lived for if she follows her heart across the borders to West Germany. Based on true events, Robert Thalheim's third feature paints a beautiful, engaging picture of first love on the backdrop of harsh political realities.


Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro Street (at Market)
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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