Usedom: Der freie Blick aufs Meer

Usedom: Der freie Blick aufs Meer

For Berliners, the Baltic island of Usedom was once the most luxurious destination for excursions within striking distance of the city. This is where imperial Germany's grand health resorts of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck were built. Heinz Brinkmann, who was born in Heringsdorf, traces the eventful history of his island. He talks about the magnificent villas on Europe's longest beach promenade, about the expulsion of Jewish citizens by the Nazis and about Usedom being split into a German and a Polish half after the Second World War. During the GDR era, most of the spa architecture remained intact because of the lack of means to build something new. Since the fall of the Wall, however, investors have been trying to replace it with indistinguishable luxury residences. Brinkmann also asks people about conservation and change. We hear from the mayor infuriated by the architectural eyesores of recent years, a farmer who bought an island in the Achterwasser lagoon for his organic cattle, a Polish hotel manageress and other bridge-builders between the two countries. Brinkmann also quotes from his own 1992 Usedom film and compares the plans of his former protagonists with today's reality. A discursive tour through a fractured paradise.

Other Titles
Usedom: A Clear View of the Sea, Usedom: Clear View at the Sea
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Heinz Brinkmann
Heinz Brinkmann
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Usedom: Der freie Blick aufs Meer» (23)

Judith Martinez avatar
Judith Martinez

One of the best movies for Documentary lovers

Betty Fowler avatar
Betty Fowler

"Usedom: Clear View at the Sea" is brilliant, well-crafted. Great direction and a brilliant screenplay to boot. A must watch.

Emily Hunter avatar
Emily Hunter

Must see if you like Documentary

Anna avatar

Director Heinz Brinkmann provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

Amber avatar

Entertaining offered a nice evening

Mildred B. avatar
Mildred B.

excellent movie. must watch!

Kimberly Watkins avatar
Kimberly Watkins

I wasn't expecting such a detailed and intricate storyline, but it was a great surprise, great animation and good performances by all of the actors involved.

Thomas M. avatar
Thomas M.

Well done and played. Not many movies are done this well.

Jacob avatar

Usedom: A Clear View of the Sea for me, was a super cool movie.

Adam Wong avatar
Adam Wong

I was extremely excited to see this movie, because I am starting to get into Heinz Brinkmann.

Diane Rice avatar
Diane Rice

Usedom: A Clear View of the Sea is definitely one of the best films I've ever seen. The cast did a great job again.