Radio Berlin International was the international broadcaster for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The broadcaster started in May 1959 and ceased operations on 2 October 1990 just before German reunification. RBI used transmitters at Leipzig,Königs Wusterhausenand Nauen. In 1964, RBI’s system at Nauen built by the state enterprises VEB Funkwerk Berlin Köpenick and VEB Industrieprojekte featured rotatable tiltable antennas under remote control and able to handle 200 KW of power, making RBI the second most powerful shortwave service in the Soviet bloc.
Germany, late 1980s. The Berlin Wall will hold up for a few more months and the Iron Curtain has not yet imploded.
A homeless girl, Sofia Keller, with a small white dog is reported by the police of East and West Berlin for some scams made in the local markets of Berliner Troder und Kunstmarkt and Winterfeldplatz.
The deceived merchants will report to the investigators that the little thief appears from time to time as a citizen of the United Kingdom, or French, Swedish and Russian, and shows that she has an unusual knowledge of antiques such as porcelain, jewelry and books.
The wanted woman is reported later in Cologne and then in Düren, but when the circle of investigators seems to huddle around the fugitive, the girl makes her lose track beyond the Belgian border.
Already the pines that stand to his right and to his left along the way are pines no longer, only the dark fringes of dread, already the river has carved itself deeper into the earth, the fields are empty, more empty spaces for Dread, man stands at the last moment of decision.