Saga of a miner and his family in the Ruhr area of Western Germany in the time from the the late1800s until World War I.




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Series cast summary:
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...
 Bruno Kruska (5 episodes, 1983)
Vera Lippisch ...
 Pauline Boetzkes / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Karin Neuhäuser ...
 Erna Stanek (5 episodes, 1983)
Angelika Bartsch ...
 Käthe Boetzkes (5 episodes, 1983)
 Karl Boetzkes (5 episodes, 1983)
Walter Renneisen ...
 Rewandowksi / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Sunnyi Melles ...
 Sylvia Rewandowski (4 episodes, 1983)
(4 episodes, 1990)
Ralf Richter ...
 Otto Schablowski (3 episodes, 1983)
Horst Ch. Beckmann ...
 Friedrich Boetzkes (3 episodes, 1983)
Hans Hildebrandt ...
 Willi Boetzkes (3 episodes, 1983)
Patricia von Miseroni ...
 Friedel Boetzkes (3 episodes, 1983)
Dieter Brandecker ...
 Herbert Boetzkes (2 episodes, 1983)
Mira Gittner
(2 episodes, 1983)
Ronny Jarnoth ...
 Klaus Boetzkes (2 episodes, 1983)
Jens Uhrbach ...
 Martin Stanek (2 episodes, 1983)
Axel Uhrbach ...
 Hannes Stanek (2 episodes, 1983)


Saga of a miner and his family in the Ruhr area of Western Germany in the time from the the late1800s until World War I.

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23 October 1983 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Rote Erde II  »

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Intellectual and tentious life in the late industrialization era, explaining how political issues grow
8 August 2000 | by (Marburg) – See all my reviews

Claude-Oliver Rudolph (James Bond) and Nina Petri (New Reunificated-German Love-Comedy movies) show us their capabilities in this intellectual and historical drawing of the industrialization time in the Ruhr-area. The political impact is developed by the historical and instituional conditions performed by economic might. This is one of those rare non-sugar-honey movies and describe very realistic, how human relations had been formed, realized and changed by life, as they perform nowadays as well.

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