Meier

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Peter Timm, an East German who was expelled from that country for his political activities, made a fine directorial debut with this clever tongue-in-cheek satire. Grenkowitz is an East German who heads a crew of wallpaper hangers. When he learns a small inheritance awaits him in West Berlin, Grenkowitz is allowed to cross the border. With the money, Grenkowitz...read more

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Peter Timm, an East German who was expelled from that country for his political activities, made a fine directorial debut with this clever tongue-in-cheek satire. Grenkowitz is an East German who heads a crew of wallpaper hangers. When he learns a small inheritance awaits him in West

Berlin, Grenkowitz is allowed to cross the border. With the money, Grenkowitz takes a sojourn around the world before returning to his East Berlin home. In doing so, Grenkowitz manages to secure a new passport, thus giving him legal papers for both East and West Germany. When he returns to his

paper-hanging job, he uses his two passports to get popular West German wallpaper into the country, dramatically increasing his business, but leading to some sticky complications. Those there is some serious political commentary lurking below the surface, this film functions quite well as comedy,

though many of the jokes will be lost to those unfamiliar with the day-to-day world of East and West Berlin.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Peter Timm, an East German who was expelled from that country for his political activities, made a fine directorial debut with this clever tongue-in-cheek satire. Grenkowitz is an East German who heads a crew of wallpaper hangers. When he learns a small in… (more)

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