A crossover documentary that recreates the past, faces the present, and depicts Korea’s future after reunification through people who have experienced unification!
Germany and Korea, Cross Spaces
Berlin from 1989 to 1990 and Seoul from 2019 to 2021.
“The reunification of Germany is still underway.”
German directors who met at the film festival said unification has yet to be completed. It’s been 30 years since we unified, and there’s still confusion. This was a shock to us, who lived in a divided country and thought it would be over if we declared the “end of war” and “unification.”
In 1990, German reunification took place 329 days after the fall of the Berlin Wall. At that time, no one knew, in a short time, that it would be integrated. And this moment may come unexpectedly to South Korea. “1989 Berlin, Seoul Now,” tells the result of reunification that German youths, then in their late teens, recalled in middle age in 1989, and today’s whirlpool surrounding South Korea, North Korea, and the United States. This will be a future prediction scenario for today’s young people, who can become the first generation of reunification, to portray life after reunification.
<1989 Berlin, Seoul Now> begins with the story of the main characters who accidentally face the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.
They brushed their teeth in the bathroom, watched the scene on TV while practicing for the concert, and headed to the Berlin Wall with their parents. Their stories are vividly revealed by intersecting the space filming, archive, and sound work that they stayed in at the moment. It also intersects Germany, which changed after reunification, with young people who had to live in Germany.