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Eight Hours Don't Make a Day 

Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1972– )
The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight.
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Series cast summary:
Gottfried John ...  Jochen Epp 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Hanna Schygulla ...  Marion Andreas 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Luise Ullrich ...  Oma Krüger 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Werner Finck ...  Gregor Mack 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Wolfgang Schenck ...  Franz Miltenberger 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Wolfgang Zerlett Wolfgang Zerlett ...  Manfred Müller 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Rudolf Waldemar Brem ...  Rolf Schwein 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Grigorios Karipidis Grigorios Karipidis ...  Guiseppe Giuliano 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Wolfried Lier ...  Wolf Epp 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Hans Hirschmüller ...  Jürgen Graf 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Renate Roland Renate Roland ...  Monika 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Anita Bucher Anita Bucher ...  Käthe Epp 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Karl Scheydt ...  Arbeiter Peter 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Rainer Hauer Rainer Hauer ...  Werkshallenleiter Volkmar Gross / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Andrea Schober ...  Sylvia 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Herb Andress ...  Rüdiger 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Thorsten Massinger Thorsten Massinger ...  Manni Andreas 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Irm Hermann ...  Irmgard Erlkönig 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Kurt Raab ...  Harald 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Ruth Drexel Ruth Drexel ...  Frau Miltenberger 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Christine Oesterlein Christine Oesterlein ...  Tante Klara 2 episodes, 1972-1973
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The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight.

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Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 October 1972 (West Germany) See more »

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Eight Hours Don't Make a Day See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 1,335,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,880, 18 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,987, 1 April 2018
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Runtime:

(5 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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An ordinary life in Germany in the 70s
5 November 2006 | by pallimeroSee all my reviews

Me and my brother used to watch this series when it was shown in Sweden back in the 70s. Especially we were very fond of lead actor Gottfried John, who's laid back, easy going style really made an impression to us as a role model. The series is about the family situations and the situation at work. How does an ordinary day of life go by in Germany? It starts of when Jochen (played by Gottfried) makes an improvement to the the machine he is working on at the factory which helps to speed up the production process. The drawback , however is that now fewer employees is needed to run the machines. He starts of as an rather unpopular workmate.

Also there was Hanna Schygulla who is a top actress who starred in many of Fassbinders films. I would really like to get my hands on the series on DVD because it's not only charming but also a great landmark of contemporary television because of its documentary drama style.


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