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

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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23 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?  »

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(censored) | (original)

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Propaganda at its best!

This is one of those films that must be seen with some background information about the Germans in 1932 in mind. Brecht does a great job and this movie is nothing like others from the same period, American or foreign. The story is simple, the propaganda immense, and the actors do their jobs. The best scene is the engagement party. I give this a 7.


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