The western media is spoonfeeding us on a constant diat of the gloomey doomey past on what went on behind the iron curtain, no matter what. Something contradicting this agenda, has no chance of being published in the west. So in this movie we can take a glimpse at the "hippster period" how it was. I can only speak for east germany, where people experienced this period, pretty much just like it. I loved the muscic growing up in the 50's to the early 60's, and I really loved to see the girls in those pretty and very sexy dresses. I remember, that almost all girls dressed in the wonderful petticoat fashion, and looked beautiful, compeating with fluffyness.
I fondly remember the spontaneous beachparties, with the crankable recordplayers and barn parties where we kids where not allowed to go to, but we got secretly up and watched through the cracks, and getting into trouble.
The film portray's a conflict between the socialist goverment and the hippsters, that perhaps is a little bit exagerated, since I had the feeling, that it was more of a generational conflict.