When we started shooting “Being Radler” we thought we were making a movie about communism and totalitarianism and a huge, faceless police state. Only later, after a few days in Berlin, did we realize that this movie was really about a relationship between two very complicated people in a country that no longer exists. It was not about abstract forces, bureaucracies, isms. It was about a betrayal that took place four decades ago and only came to light recently — accidentally. We didn’t know this until we visited the archive, with its endless reams of cables and recordings and ancient, shredded postcards that no one was supposed to find.
“Being Radler” will be released in December. We will post a trailer next week.