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Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)

 |  Drama  |  23 April 1933 (USA)
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A working-class family in Berlin in 1931 where survival is difficult, with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression. After Anni's brother commits suicide in despair, her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hertha Thiele ...
Annie Bönike
Ernst Busch ...
Fritz
Martha Wolter ...
Gerda
Adolf Fischer ...
Kurt, Anni's Bruder
Lili Schoenborn-Anspach ...
Mutter Bönike (as Lilli Schönborn)
Max Sablotzki ...
Vater Bönike
Alfred Schaefer ...
Junger Arbeitsloser
Gerhard Bienert ...
Zeitungsleser in der S-Bahn
Martha Burchardi
Carl Heinz Charrell
Helene Weigel ...
Ballad Singer (voice)
Karl Kahmen
Fritz Erpenbeck
Josef Hanoszek
Richard Pilgert
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A working-class family in Berlin in 1931 where survival is difficult, with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression. After Anni's brother commits suicide in despair, her family finds itself forced to move to Kuhle Wampe, a lakeside camp on the outskirts of Berlin, now home to increasing numbers of unemployed. When Anni's relationship with Franz ends, she moves back to Berlin and gets involved in the workers' youth movement. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Bertolt Brecht, who wrote the screenplay, claimed that this was the only film made of his work not to distort his intentions. See more »

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The Difficult Life of the Working Class in Berlin
14 November 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1931, in Berlin, the desperate brother of Anni (Hertha Thiele) can not find a job and is pressed by his unemployed father Franz Bönke. He commits suicide and sooner his family is evicted for nonpayment of rent. Anni's boyfriend Fritz (Ernst Busch) helps them to move to the summer camp Kuhle Wampe that had become a homeless camp, in the outskirt of Berlin. When Anni gets pregnant, Fritz promises to marry her, but he calls off the wedding after the party. Anni aborts and moves back to Berlin, where she finds a job with other youths in an association that promotes sports.

"Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?" is an interesting film that shows the difficult life of the working class in Berlin in times of the Great Depression. I have just watched this film on a DVD released by the Brazilian Distributor Versátil and I found difficult to understand parts of the narrative. However, the running time of the foregoing DVD is only 68:30 minutes and in accordance with the information of the IMDb, the original version has 80 minutes running time; the German censored version has 76 minutes; and the American version has 71 minutes. Therefore, it would be unfair to criticize the fragmented narrative that was cut from the film of the director Slatan Dudow. I read that this film was censored in 1932 and banned by the Nazis in 1933 accused of communist tendencies. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Kuhle Wampe ou A Quem Pertence o Mundo?" ("Kuhle Wampe or To Whom the World Belongs")


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