Elsbeth Dijkstra Short documentary - 1997 - 38 min.

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Portrait of a Berlin woman and her city.

Showing your 'Schokoladenseiten' is Berlin slang for showing your best side. Hella is an East-Berlin woman who, despite her age (over seventy), gets dolled up every evening before going to the ballroom, an old fashioned dance establishment where she hopes to find a new partner for life. After the fall of the wall and the death of her husband, she can at last realise all her unfulfilled dreams.


Director(s) Elsbeth Dijkstra
Producer(s) Petra Goedings
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Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Hanno Hackfort
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