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Die Buntkarierten (1949)

Family drama spanning three generations and almost 70 years of German history, from the Wilhelmine period through the end of WWII.


Kurt Maetzig


Kurt Maetzig, Berta Waterstradt (audio play "Während der Stromsperre")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Spira ... Guste Schmiedecke
Werner Hinz Werner Hinz ... Paul Schmiedecke
Liselotte Lieck Liselotte Lieck ... Großmutter
Friedrich Gnaß Friedrich Gnaß ... Großvater
Carsta Löck ... Emma
Ursula Diestel Ursula Diestel ... Frieda
Yvonne Merin Yvonne Merin ... Marie
Kurt Liebenau Kurt Liebenau ... Hans
Brigitte Krause Brigitte Krause ... Christel
Hanni Herter Hanni Herter ... Suse
Yvonne Sturm Yvonne Sturm ... Erika
Hans Alexander Hans Alexander
Walter Bluhm Walter Bluhm ... Levin
Susi Deitz Susi Deitz
Lothar Firmans Lothar Firmans


Family drama spanning three generations and almost 70 years of German history, from the Wilhelmine period through the end of WWII.

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East Germany



Release Date:

20 October 1950 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

En kvinnas offer See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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15 September 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Based on the the life of Guste and her family a fast-paced, lively and precise study is given of the Berlin working classes from 1884 till 1949. No great issues are treated, the film simply shows that however small or big the events inside or outside the family life - from social revolution and Nazi period till the change in fashion - are, all these events have same influence on the family. A real good example of old-fashioned story telling (and I use the term in a positive meaning) that despite a couple of unavoidable and too emphatic, political Gospels is pleasurable viewing.

The fine cast includes quite a number of important names, and is lead by Camilla Spira who superbly plays Marie.

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