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Comradeship (1931)
"Kameradschaft" (original title)

TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  17 November 1931 (Germany)
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of french miners rescued by german colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Granach ...
Fritz Kampers ...
Wilderer
Ernst Busch ...
Wittkopp
Elisabeth Wendt ...
Frau Anna Wittkopp
Gustav Püttjer ...
Oskar Höcker ...
Obersteiger
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Jean Leclerc
Georges Charlia ...
Emile
Andrée Ducret ...
Françoise
Alex Bernard ...
Grand-père, le vieux mineur
Pierre-Louis ...
Georges - le petit galibot
Héléna Manson ...
Rose, la femme du mineur blessé
Marcel Lesieur ...
Albert
Willem Holsboer ...
Ingenieur des deutschen Bergwerks (as Willem Holzboer)
Georges Tourreil ...
L'ingénieur
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Storyline

A old German mine was split in two after the end of WWI because of the new border. In the Frenchpart a fire breaks out. The German minwers send a rescue group in, helping their French comrades. A group of three old German miners, who where not treaten friendly at a French inn the night before, start their private rescue through an old way, where since 1919 the border is. After all survivors are rescued, there's a big party with speeches about friendship between Frensh and Germans, while border police closes the old way in the mine. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Also Known As:

A Tragédia da Mina  »

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.20 : 1
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The movie was filmed in the narrow transitional sound ratio of 1.20-1, but, at least in the case of the Janus video release telecast on Turner Classic Movies, has been converted to the standard 1.37-1 ratio with the result that the players' heads are cut off either partially or completely in many of the key scenes. In the final sequence, the heads of the speakers are completely cut off. See more »

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Masterpiece of Work in 1931
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The name of this film alone made me want to see just what it was all about, so I taped this film during the early hours of the AM. If you ever wanted to see what miners had to go through during the early days and actually see a dramatic scene when the mine crumbles in on the men. This film clearly wants to show that Germany and France can work together and be friends after WW I and how the Germans came to the aid of the French miners much to the unbelief of the French townsfolk. The actors were all outstanding, with unusual scenes in the mine with a horse and a small young boy who worked in the mine. There is an old old retired miner who manges to go down the mine by ladder when the elevator breaks down. If you are a real film buff, this is a film you will not want to miss.


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