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Revue um Mitternacht (1962)

Despite the fact that production manager Kruse doesn't have the actors or the crew for the job, he recklessly boasts that he could direct a review film. To prevent him losing face, Kruse ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Christel Bodenstein ... Claudia Glück
Manfred Krug ... Alexander Ritter
Werner Lierck Werner Lierck ... Theo, Aufnahmeleiter
Claus Schulz Claus Schulz ... Gallstein
Hans Klering ... Herbert Schöninger
Gerry Wolff Gerry Wolff ... Jens Holle
Johannes Arpe Johannes Arpe ... Otto Kruse, Produktionsleiter
Nico Turoff Nico Turoff
Willi Schwabe Willi Schwabe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helga Brauer Helga Brauer
Pedro Hebenstreit Pedro Hebenstreit ... Tänzer
Agnes Kraus Agnes Kraus ... Störungsstelle
Jochen Thomas Jochen Thomas
Hannes Vohrer Hannes Vohrer ... Tänzer


Despite the fact that production manager Kruse doesn't have the actors or the crew for the job, he recklessly boasts that he could direct a review film. To prevent him losing face, Kruse brings together four people - a dramaturg, a composer, a writer and an architect - and gives them the thankless task of turning his idea into a film. Except for the relatively unknown composer Alexander Ritter, who is enthusiastically committed to the project, the other members of the team find themselves stuck in this mess. The production assistant Claudia Glueck and the rest of the team don't count on Ritter at first because he has absolutely no experience in composing material for review films. But what he lacks in experience, he more than makes up with his creative energy and his enthusiasm for the project. Not only are all of his colleagues' doubts soon cast aside, but Ritter also wins Glueck's heart, even though she mistrusted him the most from the very beginning. How could the review help but ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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Release Date:

7 July 1962 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Review See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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...über die Liebe
Music by Gerd Natschinski, Lyrics by Hans-Jürgen Degenhardt
Sung by Christel Bodenstein and Manfred Krug
accompanied by Orchester Gerd Natschinski
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24 April 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Very enjoyable revue film, directed with spirit and obviously made with great fun by all involved. After the imaginative credits (or rather: credits sequence) there is a delightful opening scene in a nightclub (probably considered decadent by DEFA) and with all that the jolly atmosphere is set. Good music and lyrics, fanciful ballets and the knowledge that the film made a fool of DEFA officials and censors add to the fun. The film drags a bit in the middle, but this is compensated by a long, whimsical finale.

The film is shot in AGFA-color and that makes it a visual delight as well.

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