Every morning, Helene rides her motor scooter past Fritz, the police officer who controls traffic at the intersection. He shows his affection by favorably switching the green light for her.... See full summary »
Every morning, Helene rides her motor scooter past Fritz, the police officer who controls traffic at the intersection. He shows his affection by favorably switching the green light for her. However, for their relationship to gain momentum, she has to break some traffic laws. An invitation to Fritz's traffic course is the desired consequence. Frau Messmer, whose traffic offences resulted in surcharges, and who felt discriminated against, has a jealousy that brings Fritz trouble. He is threatened with being reported to Captain Gabler for his conduct. In the end, however, things work out for Helen and Fritz. Written by
DEFA Film Library
Light romantic musical set in Dresden, East Germany
Fritz Bachmann (Rolf Herricht) is a traffic control policeman at a busy intersection in Dresden, in the German Democratic Republic. He takes his work very seriously, and is in the running for a police competition for the best traffic officer.
Every day a girl, Helene Braeuer, (Karin Schröder, fifteen years his junior) drives past on her motor scooter, going to her job at a cafe. A Romantic interest develops, and things develop nicely towards a happy ending.
Interspersed with musical numbers, a fantasy sequence involving flying on an umbrella over Dresden (with the still-unrepaired war damage carefully out of shot) and some spoken verse, the plot never develops very much. This was East Germany's way of joining in the West's swinging sixties, but very much constrained by ideology to avoid any politically sensitive themes.
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