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Our Daily Bread ()

Unser täglich Brot (original title)
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A story about a family after the Second World War. The petty bourgeois cashier Karl Weber of Berlin observes from a distance how his son Ernst participates in the building of a new socialist... See more »

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Martha Webers
Paul Bildt ...
Karl Webers
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Ernst Webers
Paul Edwin Roth ...
Harry Webers
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Inge Webers
Ina Halley ...
Käthe Webers
Siegmar Schneider ...
Peter Struwe
Eduard Wandrey ...
Fürbringer
Alfred Balthoff ...
Bergstetter
Angelika Hurwicz ...
Nikki
Dolores Holve ...
Mary
Irene Korb ...
Irene
Friedrich Gnaß ...
Albrecht (as Friedrich Gnaas)
Helmuth Helsig ...
Ingenieur
Erich Dunskus ...
Wirt
Hans Emons ...
Geschäftsmann
Karl Hannemann ...
Gast
Friedrich Honna ...
Schlagcreme-Budenbesitzer
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Bäckersfrau
Albert Venohr ...
Personalchef
Walter Gross ...
Erster Skeptiker
Herbert Weissbach ...
Zweiter Skeptiker
Peter Marks ...
Erster Arbeiter
Hans Schille ...
Zweiter Arbeiter
Gerd E. Schäfer ...
Junger Arbeiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Waltraud Backmann
Horst Gentzen
Dorit Guenther ...
Webers' Twin Daughter
Gitta Guenther ...
Webers' Twin Daughter
Käthe Jöken-König
Wladimir Marfiak
Barbara Adolph ...
(uncredited)
Frank Arlett ...
(uncredited)
Fredy Barten ...
(uncredited)
Helmut Bautzmann ...
(uncredited)
Walter Bechmann ...
(uncredited)
Erich Brauer ...
(uncredited)
Charlotte Brummerhoff ...
(uncredited)
Peter Federmann ...
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Guido Goroll ...
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(uncredited)
Maria Havemann ...
(uncredited)
Ida Perry ...
(uncredited)
Gustav Püttjer ...
(uncredited)
Ida Reginek ...
(uncredited)
Lili Schoenborn-Anspach ...
(uncredited)
Walter Schramm ...
(uncredited)
Erich Schubert ...
(uncredited)
Ingeborg Schäfer ...
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Erhart Stettner ...
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Walter Strasen ...
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Richard Thümmler ...
(uncredited)
Ilse Trautschold ...
(uncredited)
Heinz Voss ...
(uncredited)
Ewald Wenck ...
(uncredited)
Willi Wietfeldt ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Slatan Dudow

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Hans Joachim Beyer ... (writer)
 
Slatan Dudow ... (writer)
 
Ludwig Turek ... (writer)

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Hanns Eisler

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Robert Baberske

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Margarete Steinborn

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Alfred Schulz
Wilhelm Vorwerg

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Ingeborg Grünberg
B. Hoppmann

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Fritz Klotsch ... production manager (as Fritz Klotzsch)
Gerhard Luecke ... unit manager
Harry Mellin ... unit manager
Otto Schröder ... unit manager

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Franz Barrenstein ... assistant director

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Erwin Kropf ... sound

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Erich Kilian ... still photographer
Günter Marczinkowsky ... assistant camera

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Werner Dau ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

A story about a family after the Second World War. The petty bourgeois cashier Karl Weber of Berlin observes from a distance how his son Ernst participates in the building of a new socialist society. Karl does not understand Ernst's visions, instead he confides in his other son Harry. However, Harry becomes involved in illicit business and Karl quickly realizes that it would be best to join his son Ernst in the citizen-owned factory. With this film, director Slatan Dudow (1903-1963) continued the traditions of proletarian German film from the Weimar Republic. As with his first feature film Kuhle Wampe, from a screenplay by Bertolt Brecht, Dudow wanted an art that "cultivates the viewer's psyche." His postwar films were intended to make the viewers realize the importance of supporting the "new order" in East Germany. Our Daily Bread became known as a premiere film of its day under the rubric of "socialist realism." Slatan Dudow's work was convincing mainly through his detailed descriptions of socialist everyday life. Music by Hanns Eisler was the centerpiece of contemporary review. After coming back from his exile in America, the composer created a score that challenged, thrilled, and focused. Berlin's world of ruins is captured in almost documentary fashion. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • Our Daily Bread (United States)
  • Notre pain quotidien (France)
  • Nasz chleb powszedni (Poland)
  • Jokapäiväinen leipämme (Finland)
  • Mindennapi kenyerünk (Hungary)
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