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Die Wahlverwandtschaften ()


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Eduard and Charlotte live an isolated and idyllic life together. But soon Eduard feels that something is missing and he invites his friend Otto to come stay. Charlotte, meanwhile, decides... See more »

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Charlotte
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Eduard
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Ottilie (as Magda Vasary)
Gerry Wolff ...
Hauptmann
Horst Schulze ...
Mittler
Christine Schorn ...
Baronesse
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Graf
Jana Plichtová ...
Luciane
Nico Turoff ...
Gärtner
Jost Braun ...
Architekt
Karl-Ernst Sasse ...
Klavierspieler
Claus Dobberke ...
Verlobter
Dieter Birr ...
Maurergeselle
Christian Grashof ...
Spaßmacher
Egon Brennecke ...
1. Verlobungsgast
Undine Schuppelius ...
2. Verlobungsgast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lissy Tempelhof ...
Charlotte (voice)
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Ottilie (voice)

Directed by

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Siegfried Kühn

Written by

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Christel Gräf ... (dramaturgue)
 
Regine Kühn ... ()
 
Siegfried Kühn ... ()
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ... (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften") (as Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

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Karl-Ernst Sasse

Cinematography by

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Claus Neumann

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Renate Bade
Helga Krause

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Richard Schmidt
Reinhart Zimmermann

Costume Design by

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Eva Sickert

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Heinz Kosse ... makeup artist

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Fritz Frost ... unit manager
Bernd Gerwien ... production manager
Ellen Götze ... unit manager
Manfred Peetz ... unit manager

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Ilse Bastubbe ... assistant director

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Klaus Selignow ... property master: outdoor

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Peter Dienst ... sound
Gerhard Ribbeck ... sound mixer

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Frank Bredow ... assistant camera
Klaus Goldmann ... still photographer
Klaus Wawrzyniak ... lighting technician

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Plot Summary

Eduard and Charlotte live an isolated and idyllic life together. But soon Eduard feels that something is missing and he invites his friend Otto to come stay. Charlotte, meanwhile, decides that her foster daughter Ottilie should come live with them. Complex and passionate relationships between the four people begin. Based on Goethe's novel of the same title. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • Elective Affinities (Canada, English title)
  • Les affinités électives (France)
  • Powinowactwo z wyboru (Poland)
  • Vonzások és választások (Hungary)
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  • 100 min
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Movie Connections Version of Les affinités électives (1982). See more »

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