HAMMER AND TICKLE - The Communist Joke Book

Producer Germany

HDV, 89 min. colour, France/Canada, 2005
Director: Ben Lewis
Producer: Christine Camdessus, Leah Mallen
Co-production with the BBC, Discovery Channel, ZDF ARTE,
YLE 2, SBS TV Australia, SVT-TV2 Denmark

World distribution: TV2 World, Copenhagen

Things weren’t always amusing in the former Eastern Bloc, but the Communists still told jokes, albeit often at a whisper, since a joke could land its teller in the work camps.

Subtitle: “The Communist Joke Book”.