This film, compiled from a tv-series, is aimed at youngsters to introduce them to the West Germany of the 1950's Economic Miracle. The observations are shown from the point of view of an orphan-girl. Not a bad (though not very good either) film, but I wonder how far the goals are achieved. Were these achieved in the tv-series?
The makers and initiators have meant-well and maybe they aimed at youngsters of a too big difference in age. Compared to other films with West Germany in the 50's as subject this one is inexpressive and shallow and thus does not add anything extra. The typical 50's issues are treated as anecdotes; they are never elaborated. The story concerning the lost son gets the most attention probably because this is a very sad (and human) story, but how does this relate to other raised but never really treated subjects?
Direction is good routine; some continuity problems within the story did demand patching them up with a voice-over monologue by Silvia Lang, a charming young actress.
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