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Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)

During Great Depression, a family is evicted from their apartment and with no other option they move to a tent camp called Kuhle Wampe.

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Slatan Dudow
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This documentary shows how the Berliner workers lived in 1930. The director Slatan Dudow shows through images: a) the workers leaving the factory; b) the raise of the rents; c) the "... See full summary »

Director: Slatan Dudow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hertha Thiele ... Annie Bönike
Ernst Busch ... Fritz
Martha Wolter Martha Wolter ... Gerda
Adolf Fischer Adolf Fischer ... Kurt, Anni's Bruder
Lili Schoenborn-Anspach Lili Schoenborn-Anspach ... Mutter Bönike (as Lilli Schönborn)
Max Sablotzki Max Sablotzki ... Vater Bönike
Alfred Schaefer Alfred Schaefer ... Junger Arbeitsloser
Gerhard Bienert ... Zeitungsleser in der S-Bahn
Martha Burchardi Martha Burchardi
Carl Heinz Charrell Carl Heinz Charrell
Helene Weigel Helene Weigel ... Ballad Singer (voice)
Karl Kahmen Karl Kahmen
Fritz Erpenbeck Fritz Erpenbeck
Josef Hanoszek Josef Hanoszek
Richard Pilgert Richard Pilgert
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A working-class family in Berlin in 1931 where survival is difficult, with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression. After Anni's brother commits suicide in despair, her family finds itself forced to move to Kuhle Wampe, a lakeside camp on the outskirts of Berlin, now home to increasing numbers of unemployed. When Anni's relationship with Franz ends, she moves back to Berlin and gets involved in the workers' youth movement. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(censored) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bertolt Brecht, who wrote the screenplay, claimed that this was the only film made of his work not to distort his intentions. See more »

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Slatan Dudow's film classic not to be missed
9 April 2007 | by wmartin7See all my reviews

This is a great film, an early example of fiction film-making that is responsive to social and political circumstances, but that doesn't get bogged down in the naturalist pessimism of, say, Piel Jutzi's contemporary "Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück." The cinematography may not be the most compelling, but it is sensitive, considered, and bears the mark of Dudow's admiration for Eisenstein. Brecht was only one of the collaborators on the script -- together with the reportage-novelist Ernst Ottwalt, even if he was its most outspoken defender in the censorship proceedings; and the idea for the film was Dudow's, a Bulgarian-born theater and film director who had made one documentary prior to "Kuhle Wampe" and would go on to co-found the East German studio, DEFA.


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