Thoughts Are Free

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Thoughts Are Free ★★★½ 1984 (PG)

A young soldier, wounded in WWII, escapes from the train that is transporting him and his comrades to a Soviet labor camp and rejoins his family. Under the repressive communist regime, he plots his family's escape to the West but his plans are thwarted when the Berlin Wall is erected, leaving him in the West and his wife and daughter in the East. As the years go by, they can get together only by outwitting the bureaucrats. The film's title is taken from an old German folk song “Die Gedanken sind frei.” 93m/C VHS . Herbert Ludwig, Kathrin Kratzer; D: Josef Sommer.