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Release Date: February 07, 2007Running Time: 82 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary, Foreign

Cast:
Nina Toussaint
Massimo Iannetta
Martine Barbe
Wolfgang Bergmann

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Summary:
A look at the central preventive prison for political prisoners of the Ministry for State Security (the STASI) in Berlin's Hohenschoenhausen district under the former repressive East German regime. The building--which never figured on maps of East Berlin and which, today, still bears the marks of Germany's recent past (Nazism, the Soviet occupation and the Communist dictatorship)--has the sinister distinction of possessing as many interrogation rooms as detention cells. Its topology and organization betray its true function--a huge interrogation center, a veritable laboratory of psychological destruction. It is a symbol of the ex-German Democratic Republic GDR's general system of repression:... Full Summary >>