Farewell Comrades! (TV-Series, 6 parts)

For the first time ever, this story, starting in 1975 to 1991, is told chronologically and from across and within the borders of all countries involved by the people who were there, who lived through it, who made it happen.

Every episode in detail:
Episode 1: Victory
Episode 2: Wars
Episode 3: Hope
Episode 4: Awakening
Episode 5: Rebellion
Episode 6: Collaps

News

  • 09/2012 - "Farewell Comrades! Interactive." nominated for`FRANCE 24/RFI Web documentary award 2012´

    Our award-winning web format recently was nominated for the `FRANCE 24 – RFI Prize for the best web documentary 2012´. “Farewell [...]

    Our award-winning web format recently was nominated for the `FRANCE 24 – RFI Prize for the best web documentary 2012´. "Farewell Comrades! Interactive." was selected among 8 productions. We keep our fingers crossed.

    Web documentary award 2012


  • 01/2013 - „Farewell Comrades“ is nominated for the Grimme Award

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The [...]

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The jury selected a total of 57 productions out of 807 entries; “Farewell Comrades!” is nominated in the category “Information – TV series”. Over six episodes, the series follows the 16-year countdown leading to the breakdown of the Soviet Empire – told from the perspective of the people who experienced, caused or tried to prevent it. The winners of the 49th Grimme Award will be announced on April 12, 2013 in Marl, Germany.

    Grimme Award 2013 - Nominations 'Culture and Information'


  • 03/2013 - "Farewell Comrades!" honored with the Grimme-Award

    Just now we received the message that our 6-part TV series “Farewell Comrades!” was awarded with the renowned Adolf-Grimme-Award 2013 [...]

    Just now we received the message that our 6-part TV series "Farewell Comrades!" was awarded with the renowned Adolf-Grimme-Award 2013 with the category 'Information'. We congratulate and thank everybody who was involved. Over six episodes, the series follows the 16-year countdown leading to the final collapse of the Soviet world and Socialist utopia - told from the perspective of those people who experienced, caused or tried to prevent it. The award winner, director Andrei Nekrasov, the author György Dalos, the producer Georg Tschurschenthaler and executive producer Christian Beetz will receive the award at the ceremony in Marl on april the 12th. Together with the award-winning webformat (FOCAL Award, PRIX EUROPA nominee), the whole series was now released in one DVD-Box by Icestorm.

    Award-winning webformat: Farewell Comrades! Interactive


Projekte


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    Farewell Comrades! – Victory (Episode 1)

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    Farewell Comrades! (Media Event)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Wars (Episode 2)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (Episode 5)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Hope (Episode 3)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (Episode 6)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (Episode 4)


Farewell Comrades! (TV-Series, 6 parts)

December 1991: The Soviet head of state, Mikhail Gorbachev, conducts long-distance calls with political leaders in the Western world. Shortly after, Gorbachev speaks on television, stating: “Hereby I quit my position as President of the USSR.”

It is quite a banal finale for the grandiose communist vision of the “new era” that had kept the world busy since the October Revolution in 1917. As late as in 1975, the utopia seemed closer than ever: The communist world was at the peak of its geographical expansion, controlling or influencing almost half of the planet’s population. But why did the Soviet Empire collapse only 16 years later? What forces were there behind the creeping erosion and sudden collapse? Why could no one foresee the unthinkable? For the first time ever, this story is told chronologically and from across and within the borders of all countries involved by the people who were there, who lived through it, who made it happen.

Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Script: Jean-François Colosimo, Andrei Nekrasov, György Dalos
Executive producers: Christian Beetz, Olivier Mille
Supervising producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Associate Producer: Dominique Treilhou
Editor: Episode 1-3 Lena Rem/ episode 2 Sonja Baerger, Lena Rem/ Episode 4 Anne Lacour, Philipp Gromov, Lena Rem/ episode 5 Sonja Baerger, Lena Rem/ episode 6 Lena Rem
Additional editing: Phillip Gromov
Directors of photography: Sorin Dragoi, Andrei Erastov, Roman Ielensky
Colorist: Tom Chr. Lillevedt
Sound mix: Stéphane Larrat
Original score: Nils Kacirek & Jan-Peter Pflug
Main title music by: Andrei Nekrasov
Sound editing: Episode 1 Ansgar Frerich, Bernhard Köpke/ episode 2 Bernhard Köpke, Fabian Weigmann, episode 3 Berhard Köpke, Daniel Iribarren, episode 4-5 Bastian Gerner, Florian Holzner/ episode 6 Daniel Iribarren
Graphics: Episode 1-3, 5 Conni Robe/ episode 4 Conni Robe, Pierre-Jean Canac/ episode 6 Pierre-Jean Canac, Coni Robe
Archive coordinator: Cécile Croizat
Archive researchists: Antje Boehmert, Karin Fritzsche, Sarah Dabaghy
Assistant directors: Vetta Kirillova, Ekaterina Panova
Line producers: Kathrin Isberner, Victoire Buff
Production supervisor main shoot: Christian Popp
Post-production manager: Benjamin Landsberger-Isaac
Post-production assistants: Jochen Kraft, Eva-Maria Weerts
Business affairs: Aurélie Mattlé
Technical director: Philipp Weigold
Production assistants: Nick Pastucha, Galina Stepanova, Anna Bolster
Production administrators: Daniela Schöne, Laura Cavaciutti, Claude Roy
Online editing: Henry-Pierre Rosamond
Assistant editors: François-Joseph Botbol, Alican Elcin, Robin Gaussé, Bernd Laatzel, Agnetha Lang, Bernd Lützeler, Christian Nowak, Giulia Rolino, Nathalie Vignères, Claire Le Villain
Assistant colorist: Christopher Berge Hove
IT technicians: Odd Brandtzægg, Fawaz Khatib
Interns: Tanja Bogasch, Alessandra Bogi, Judith Fächner, Anastasiya Kozlova, Marine Le Gouvello, Lisa Mayerhöfer

Team Germany
Additional camera: Maik Behres, István Imreh, Martin Langner, Ines Thomsen, Peter Badel, Peter Wuchterl, Jan Zabeil
Sound: Marc Hammerl, Uve Haussig, Susy Wehrly, Manuel Zimmer, Karsten Höfer, Thomas Funk
Research: Grit Lemke, Conny Klauss

  • Farewell Comrades! – Victory (1975-1979)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars (1980–1985)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (1985-1987)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (1988)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (1985-1987)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (1988)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (1989) 

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (1990-1991)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (1989)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (1990-1991)

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  • "Farewell, Comrades!"

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  • Farewell Comrades! (Victory)

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  • Farewell Comrades! (Hope)

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  • Farewell Comrades! (Awakening)

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  • Farewell Comrades! (Rebellion)

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  • Farewell Comrades! (Collaps)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Revolution

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Collaps

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Victory

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Wars

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Rebellion

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Collapse

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Rebellion

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps

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  • Farewell Comrades! Collaps

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps

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  • Farewell Comrades! Episode 1

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  • Farewell Comrades! Episode 2

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  • Farewell Comrades! Episode 3

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Wars

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Victory

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Rebellion

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  • Farewell, Comrades! - Collaps (Episode 6)

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  • Farewell Comrades - Hope (Episode 3)

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  • Farewell Comrades - Awakening (Episode 4)

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  • Farewell Comrades - Victory (Episode 1)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (Episode 5)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (Episode 6)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Wars (Episode 2)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope (Episode 3)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening (Episode 4)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Rebellion (Episode 5)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Collaps (Episode 6)

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  • Farewell Comrades - Collaps (Episode 6)

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  • Farewell Comrades - Victory (1975 - 1977)

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  • Farewell Comrades! - Wars (1980 -1984)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Victory (Episode 1)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars (Episode 2)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (Episode 5)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (Episode 3)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (Episode 4)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (Episode 5)

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  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (Episode 6)

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  • Libération

    "If ARTE would not already exist, it would have to be invented, one is tempted to say after having watched "Farewell Comrades!"."