Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This 1965 film was only released by the East German censors in 1990, just a little before the Berlin wall was taken down and the reunification process began. A few similar films were released at about the same time. The reasons it was shelved are evident from its content, which is highly critical of "bosses" in a variety of ways. However, once it was finally released, the film was in turn criticized for its poor execution of its themes. In the story, a young man has been expelled from school for being too honest. He attends his father on his deathbed, and hears his command to "fight bosses and functionaries." He joins up with a group of like-minded men, who mostly stand around and make comments about the ties top officials had to the Nazi regime.