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Eight Hours are Not a Day 

Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (original title)
The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight .
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 Jochen (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Marion (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Luise Ullrich ...
 Oma (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Werner Finck ...
 Gregor (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Wolfgang Schenck ...
 Franz (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Wolfgang Zerlett ...
 Manfred (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Rolf / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Grigorios Karipidis ...
 Giuseppe (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Wolfried Lier ...
 Wolf (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hans Hirschmüller ...
 Jürgen (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Renate Roland ...
 Monika (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anita Bucher ...
 Käthe (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Karl Scheydt ...
 Peter (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Rainer Hauer ...
 Werkstellenleiter / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Andrea Schober ...
 Sylvia (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Rüdiger (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Thorsten Massinger ...
 Manni (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Irm Hermann ...
 Irmgard Erlkönig / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Harald (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ruth Drexel ...
 Franz' Frau (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Christine Oesterlein ...
 Klara (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
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The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight .

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An ordinary life in Germany in the 70s
5 November 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Me and my brother used to watch this series when it was shown in Sweden back in the 70s. Especially we were very fond of lead actor Gottfried John, who's laid back, easy going style really made an impression to us as a role model. The series is about the family situations and the situation at work. How does an ordinary day of life go by in Germany? It starts of when Jochen (played by Gottfried) makes an improvement to the the machine he is working on at the factory which helps to speed up the production process. The drawback , however is that now fewer employees is needed to run the machines. He starts of as an rather unpopular workmate.

Also there was Hanna Schygulla who is a top actress who starred in many of Fassbinders films. I would really like to get my hands on the series on DVD because it's not only charming but also a great landmark of contemporary television because of its documentary drama style.


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