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Minna von Barnhelm (1962)

This film takes place during the Seven Years' War. The Prussian Major von Tellheim has become engaged to the Saxon noblewoman Minna von Barnhelm. After the war, the King - in an unwarranted... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Hellberg

Writers:

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (play), Martin Hellberg (screenplay)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marita Böhme Marita Böhme ... Minna von Barnhelm
Otto Mellies ... Tellheim
Christel Bodenstein Christel Bodenstein ... Franziska
Manfred Krug ... Werner
Johannes Arpe Johannes Arpe ... Bruchsal
Herwart Grosse Herwart Grosse ... Wirt
Gerhard Vogt Gerhard Vogt ... Just
Fred Düren Fred Düren ... Riccaut
Helga Göring Helga Göring ... Dame in Schwarz
Alexander Papendiek Alexander Papendiek ... Feldjäger
Jochen Diestelmann Jochen Diestelmann ... Diener
Georg Helge Georg Helge ... Diener
Erika Preuß Erika Preuß ... Bürgerin
Hans Feldner Hans Feldner ... Bürger
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Storyline

This film takes place during the Seven Years' War. The Prussian Major von Tellheim has become engaged to the Saxon noblewoman Minna von Barnhelm. After the war, the King - in an unwarranted move - deprives the major of his honor. Von Tellheim becomes impoverished and, filled with shame, breaks off his relationship to Minna. An innkeeper in Berlin, who is a police informer, makes the Major move to a shabby little attic because he cannot pay his debt. In the meantime, Minna has also arrived at the inn. She and her lady's maid Franziska are questioned and spied on by the nosy innkeeper. Minna has followed her beloved Tellheim and she now cunningly manages to elicit a new declaration of love from him. Because he is so focused on maintaining his honor she keeps him in suspense for quite a while before telling him that the King has reinstated him. Minna and Tellheim become a happy couple and Franziska, too, finds the love of her life - Werner, a sergeant. A sweeping story of love, pride and... Written by DEFA Film Library

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 November 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Minna von Barnhelm oder Das Soldatenglück See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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