As We Were Dreaming
As We Were Dreaming

As We Were Dreaming

Director Andreas Dresen

Production year 2015

Length 117min.

Country France/Germany


The Leipzig suburbs, shortly after the collapse of East Germany. Rico, Daniel, Paul and Mark, until recently still Pioneers in their red neckerchiefs, are growing up in the maelstrom of the newly reunited country. Yesterday's rules no longer count today. They turn night into day and the streets into an adventure playground. The boys run wild and hang out in the neighborhood, steal cars, experiment with drugs and try out the new swingers' club. They open their own disco which is soon besieged by neo-Nazi skinheads. Everything is in a state of flux and decay, everyone is overflowing with dreams: Rico longs for a boxing career; Daniel yearns to have a grand love affair with Little Star, the most beautiful girl Leipzig has ever known...


Andreas Dresen
Andreas Dresen



Peter Rommel


Wolfgang Kohlhaase

Director of Photography

Michael Hammon

Production designer

Axel Nocker, Michael Randel


Jörg Hauschild


Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Marcel Heuperman, Joel Basman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee

Production company(ies)

The Match Factory GmbH Rommel Film Pandora Film

Andreas Dresen

Is a director and writer, known for Grill Point (2002), Stopped on Track (2011) and Cloud 9 (2008).


Der kleine Clown (1985, short), Konsequenzen-Peters/25 (1987, short), Schritte des anderen (1987, short), Nachts schlafen die Ratten (1988, short), Was jeder muß... (1988, doc.), Jenseits von klein Wanzleben (1989, doc.), Zug in die Ferne (1990, short), Lulu (1991, short), Stilles Land (1992), Night Shapes (1999), Grill Point (2002), Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (2003, doc.), Willenbrock (2005), Summer in Berlin (2005), Cloud 9 (2008), Whisky mit Wodka (2009), Stopped on Track (2011), Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe (2012, doc.), Brandenburg (2013), As We Were Dreaming (2015).

FILMS 2015