• Adam und Evelyn
  • Adam und Evelyn
  • Adam und Evelyn

Adam und Evelyn

by Andreas Goldstein Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

The summer of 1989. As a passionate tailor, Adam needs little to keep him happy: an old house with its idyllic garden, his oasis in the East German province, along with his sewing machine. Adam also needs Evelyn; he would not want to be without her. That is why he goes after her when she catches him flirting and tells him she needs some space. He follows her to Lake Balaton in Hungary and the two begin to get close again. When it is announced on the radio that Hungary is opening its border to the West a desire for freedom erupts in Evelyn: she wants to go West, to study and to live. Meanwhile, Adam feels comfortable in the East, but finds himself faced with the decision between his love and his beloved home. Does it really matter where you live?
Sprinkled with life’s meaningful questions for thirty-somethings, ADAM & EVELYN captures the atmosphere and mood of the last summer of the DDR. Based on the eponymous novel by Ingo Schulze, director Andreas Goldstein has created a ‘socialist’ love story.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2018
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Andreas Goldstein
  • Cast: Anne Kanis, Florian Teichtmeister, Lena Lauzemis, Milian Zerzawy, Christin Alexandrow
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  • Screenplay: Andras Goldstein, Jakobine Motz
  • Cinematography: Jakobine Motz
  • Editor: Jakobine Motz
  • Music: Lars Voges
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  • Producer: Heino Deckert
  • Co-Producers: Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner
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  • Production Companies: Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, cine plus Filmproduktion GmbH
  • World Sales: Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH
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