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Spur der Steine (1966)

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A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manfred Krug ...
Hannes Balla
Krystyna Stypulkowska ...
Kati Klee
Jutta Hoffmann ...
Kati Klee (voice)
Eberhard Esche ...
Werner Horrath
Johannes Wieke ...
Hermann Jansen
Walter Richter-Reinick ...
Richard Trautmann
Hans-Peter Minetti ...
Heinz Bleibtreu
Walter Jupé ...
Hesselbarth
Ingeborg Schumacher ...
Marianne Horrath
Gertrud Brendler ...
Frau Schickedanz
Helga Göring ...
Elli
Erich Mirek ...
Oswald Ziemer
Fred Ludwig ...
Wolbig
Helmut Schreiber ...
Elsbers
Erik Veldre ...
Dieter Jochmann
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Hannes Balla is the foreman of a group of building construction workers at the large construction site "Schkona" in the GDR. They spend most of their time working hard and drinking harder - to some they are fun, to some they are a public nuisance. Things get more complicated when the good-looking Kati Klee is employed as a young technician, and the ambitious new Party Secretary, Werner Horrath, aims to boost work efficiency and downsize Balla's ego. Kati slowly warms up to Werner, but is also attracted to Balla's nonconformity. A contemporary movie about work, love, and everything in between. Written by c.winter

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1 July 1966 (East Germany)  »

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Trace of Stones  »

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While at first the film was broadly advertised in East-Germany and drew great anticipation, opposition within the Ministry of Culture (Ministerium für Kultur) grew shortly before its planned release. Posters and other advertisements were removed without further ado, and the conservative newspaper Neues Deutschland was the only one allowed to publish a review. The film's premiere (the show was sold out and Frank Bayer and the main cast were present) was disrupted by audience members shouting denounciations during the screening. The same was true for most of the screenings in Berlin and other cities. It is believed that these protests were secretly organized by the Ministry of Culture, as they resulted in the film disappearing from theaters within three days. "Spur der Steine" was classified as hostile to the party (the SED) and to East-Germany as a whole and was not screened again until October 1989. See more »

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Frank Beyer's Brevity in Showing Truth
29 September 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Trace of Stones is a film about Socialism in GDR or East Germany which is compared to a construction site in Schkona in the early 60's. It tackled sensitive and serious issues at that time without losing its touch of creativeness both technically (on how shots were developed) and script wise. The film was made through series of flashbacks yet it wasn't boring at all, actually it made you stick on the film by craving more information that will lead to the present.

The clash of personalities of the three main characters in the film, namely Balla, Kati and Horrath is very entertaining to watch. They played their roles efficiently thus creating a world full of emotions, from rivalry, love, anger, humor, etc. The theme of the film may be serious yet it won't fail to make the audience laugh at some scenes. The brevity invested by the filmmaker in doing this film is worth it, even though it was banned for two decades due to the issues it tackled about the GDR Party and Socialism, the re-opening of the film in 1990 made it an art-house hit in Germany and most of importantly its message was clearly conveyed to the audience especially to the German people.


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