Five Minutes of Friendship

Shortfilm, 9’30min, 2014
Crew United

National People’s Army soldier Ralf Schaller is on patrol along the border for the first time with his strict supervisor. When this suddenly leaves the prescribed path he sees himself forced to act.


… GDR border guards and their fear of each other
… friendship
… the Stasi- Files

The short film is the winner of the Green Belt film contest, a project of Friends of the Earth Germany for 25 years of existence of the nature reserve along the former inner­German border.

Country: Deutschland, 2014
Duration: 9’30 min
Completion Date: August 2014
Production Budget:  15 000 Euro
Genre: Drama, tragical comedy
Theme: friendship, GDR
Release Print: DCP, ProRes, H264
Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 2k
Original Language: german
Shooting period: June 2014
Financing: DGS Filmproduktion
Distribution: Dino Weisz Filmproduktion