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Minna von Barnhelm ()


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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 more »

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

Directed by

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Martin Hellberg

Written by

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

Produced by

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Siegfried Kabitzke ... executive producer

Music by

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Wilhelm Neef

Cinematography by

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Karl Plintzner

Film Editing by

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Brigitte Krex

Production Design by

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Christoph Schneider

Costume Design by

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Lydia Fiege

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Horst Schulze ... makeup artist
Liane Wilk ... hair stylist / makeup artist

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Egon Schlarmann ... assistant production manager
Otto Ziesenitz ... production manager

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Bernhard Thieme ... assistant director

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Dieter Adam ... construction coordinator
Erich Dombrowsky ... set dresser
Manfred Mayer ... construction coordinator
Alfred Schütz ... set dresser

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Christfried Sobczyk ... sound

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Karin Blasig ... still photographer
Günter Heimann ... camera operator
Jochen Zillmer ... assistant camera (as Hans-Joachim Zillmer)

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Dieter Wolf ... script editor

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Plot Summary

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 betrayal. Based on the drama by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Written by DEFA Film Library

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  • Minna von Barnhelm oder Das Soldatenglück (East Germany)
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  • 103 min
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