Das sowjetische Hauptquartier (The Soviet Headquarters), 2023, takes place on the now vacant site of the former officers' house in Wünsdorf, Brandenburg. The palatial estate, build in the early twentieth century in a neo-baroque style, served as the cultural headquarters of the Soviet troops stationed in East Germany until 1994.
This headquarters is the scene of a conversation between the doomed real estate agent Becker and the supposed interested buyer Katharina Baronn.
As the film progresses, the film’s focus shifts and Baronn's inner monologue comes to the fore: As an 8-year-old child, she experienced the withdrawal of Soviet troops. Since then, a sentimental Soviet Union has haunted their memories as a supposed alternative to real capitalism. In
In Das sowjetische Hauptquartier, childish, idealized memories of the East collide with the horrors of real-world capitalism.