The Lie

Klaus Diehl, Rafael Spínola

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Brazil, Germany, Documentary, Experimental, 2019, 10′

Using images from the Stasi Museum and personal documents that belonged to Klaus Diehl’s grandfather, this is a voyage through the archive that never contains just the official story. In it hover the founding details of every regime: personal notes, fears, affections and love.

From the arquives of the Museum of the Ministry of Security of the former Eastern Germany, we start to build the puzzle that is The Lie. A random recap of a piece of paper with some notes that would certainly be forgotten, gave us a violent mystery turned love story. (Duarte Coimbra)