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Das Lied der Matrosen ()


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The Russian Revolution is finally triumphant in the Fall of 1917. As soldiers, the engineer Henne Lobke and the stoker Jens Kasten show solidarity with the Russians, eventually disarming... See more »

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Günther Simon ...
Erich Steigert
Raimund Schelcher ...
August Lenz
Ulrich Thein ...
Henne Lobke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rainer Adler
Rita Adolph
Klaus Bamberg
Liselott Baumgarten
Erwin Behling
Maria Besendahl
Christoph Beyertt ...
(as Christoph Bayertt)
Senta Bonacker
Jean Brahn ...
Soldat
Wera Brendel
Karl Brenk
Wolfgang Brunecker
Karin Buchali
Horst Buder
Erich Coster
Ditha Cullmann
Dom de Beern
Paul-Rolf Deiss
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Matrose
Peter Dommisch
Günter Drescher
Günter Dressler
Fred Düren ...
Major Mörs
Hans Feldner
Ursula Feske
Horst Günter Fiegler
Hans Finohr ...
Werftschreiber Schröder
Erich Fritze
Paul Funk
Walter E. Fuß
Klaus Gendries
Günther Grabbert
Hannelore Grabosch
Wladimir Guljajew ...
Grischa
Rita Gödikmeier ...
Anna
Heinz Hagendorf
Georg Helge
Alfred Helwig
Adolf Peter Hoffmann ...
Kapitän zur See v. Gollwitz (as A.P. Hoffmann)
Gabriele Hoffmann
Roman Kintzler
Peter Kiwitt ...
Krupp
Dieter Klamand ...
Kuddel König
Max Klingberg
Hans-Hartmut Krüger
Horst Kube ...
Jens Kasten
Heinz Kögel
Wolfgang Langhoff ...
Rechtsanwalt
Hans Ulrich Laufer
Monika Lennartz ...
Mariechen
Werner Lierck ...
Kaukau-Heini
Stefan Lisewski ...
Jupp König
Horst Lommatzsch
Reinhard Michalke
Yuri Mikhajlov ...
(as Juri Michailow)
Eberhard Moebius
Fritz Mohr
Manfred Müller
Willi Neuenhahn
Sophie Nieber-Herzog
Christel Nitsche
Elfriede Née ...
Berta König
Karl Heinz Oppel
Alexander Papendiek
Kurt Rackelmann
Hans Wolf Rentzow ...
Fliegermaat Krüger
Ilona Ringer
Rolf Ripperger
Rolf Römer ...
Fähnrich Hamann
Ekkehard Schall ...
Eberhard Schuckert
Helmut Schreiber
Horst Schönemann ...
Kapitän Wandres
Werner Senftleben
Kay Sikor
Kurt Steingraf
Peter A. Stiege
Karl Sturm
Rolf Teweleit
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Dame vom Luisenbund
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Ludwig Bartuschek
Jochen Thomas ...
Sebastian Huber
Nico Turoff
Katharina Turschmann
Wolf von Beneckendorff ...
Admiral von Resten
Eduard von Winterstein ...
Hindenburg
Heinz Wegener
Siegfried Weiß
Kurt Wenkhaus
Theresia Wider
Johannes Wieke
Werner Wieland ...
Noske
Herwart Grosse ...
Major Mörs (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Kurt Maetzig
Günter Reisch

Written by

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Karl-Georg Egel ... (writer)
 
Paul Wiens ... (writer)

Music by

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Wilhelm Neef

Cinematography by

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Joachim Hasler
Otto Merz

Film Editing by

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Lena Neumann

Art Direction by

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Gerhard Helwig

Costume Design by

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Elli-Charlotte Löffler
Rosemarie Wandelt

Makeup Department

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Christa Grewald ... makeup artist
Alois Strasser ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Hans Mahlich ... production manager
Martin Sonnabend ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doris Borkmann ... assistant director
Hans-Joachim Kasprzik ... assistant director

Art Department

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Hermann Asmus ... set builder
Theo Görgens ... property master: outdoor
Alfred Schulz ... set builder
Alfred Schütz ... property master: outdoor

Sound Department

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Kurt Eppers ... sound
Johanna Lindner ... sound

Special Effects by

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Ernst Kunstmann ... special effects
Vera Kunstmann ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Helmut Borkmann ... assistant camera
Richard Günther ... assistant camera
Herbert Kroiss ... still photographer
Felix Kusche ... gaffer
Max Sperling ... gaffer
Heinz Wenzel ... still photographer

Music Department

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Ilya Temkov ... musical director

Other crew

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Willi Brückner ... script editor
Hans-Joachim Wallstein ... script editor

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Plot Summary

The Russian Revolution is finally triumphant in the Fall of 1917. As soldiers, the engineer Henne Lobke and the stoker Jens Kasten show solidarity with the Russians, eventually disarming their officers to stop the sinking of a Russian cargo ship. Back in Germany, the struggle continues. The dock-workers and sailors of Kiel call for a mass strike to demand the end of the war and the abdication of the Kaiser and his officers. At this point, the admiralty decides to launch the operation 'Nibelungen.' The entire German fleet is to be sent to battle the English in a suicide mission that would preserve German honor while crushing internal mutiny. The workers in uniform put aside their differences to stop this, however, as is the case with chief stoker August Lenz, the radio officer Ludwig Bartuscheck and the assistant to the vice-admiral Jupp Koenig. The film ends with the founding of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • The Sailor's Song (United States)
  • Piesn marynarzy (Poland)
  • A matrózok dala (Hungary)
  • To tragoudi tis lefterias (Greece)
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  • 126 min
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