Dance by the Canal
A tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany. Gabriela grows up in the East German town of Leibnitz. Her father is a famous surgeon, her mother a respected society hostess. The girl, however, struggles to fulfil their expectations. She shows no talent as a violinist and, worse, she fails to choose the right friends at school. When her father falls out of favour with the communists, Gabriela drops out of school. Eventually she ends up living beneath a canal bridge. Then the Wall falls. Can Gabriela seize a second chance in the new, united, Germany?
'An intense story... grotesque, macabre, poetic.' NEUES DEUTSCHLAND; 'An authentic story of East Germany.' DIE OST-WEST-WOCHENZEITUNG; '30 years of East German history narrated with laconic irony.' DIE ZEIT
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