|JUNIOR UND DER SCHWAN|
(Junior And The Swan)
|Director: Konrad Ege, Daniel & Jürgen Ast|
Germany, 2014, 89min
Format: Digital (screening) - DVCPro HD (shooting)
Festival Year: 2015
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|Crew: ||Producers: Daniel Ast - Screenwriters: Konrad Ege, Juergen Ast - Cinematographer: Andreas Bergmann, Hans-peter Schlömer - Editor: Daniel Ast|
October 1998. In the last Cold War spy trial, three US citizens were convicted of being agents for East Germany: Kurt Stand ('Junior'), his wife Theresa Squillacote ('Swan'), and James Clark ('the Professor'). The verdict ended their long careers as 'Kundschafter'. Very few Americans had sympathies for Communist East Germany. Spying for it was unthinkable. Why did these three believe they were fighting for a just cause?
Konrad Ege: Born July 25, 1958 in Augsburg. Vocational diploma (Kempten). Has been living for more than 30
years in the USA. Journalist, director and author
Daniel Ast: Born February 11, 1982 in Berlin. Student of history (TU Berlin) . Since 2003 producer, freelance director and author. Working in Germany, Spain, Russia, Poland.
Jürgen Ast: Born July 25, 1954 in Treuenbrietzen / Brandenburg, Germany. .Diploma in Mathematics, Berlin
(Humboldt University). Since 1990 freelance director, author and producer. Working in Germany, France, Belgium, England, Russia, USA, Hungary and Poland.