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Bankett für Achilles (1975)

Karl Achilles has been working at the Bitterfeld chemical plant ever since he helped build it up in 1945. Now he is 65 years old and the time has come for him to retire. The movie depicts ... See full summary »

Director:

Roland Gräf

Writers:

Martin Stephan, Manfred Wolter (dramaturgue)
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Cast

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Erwin Geschonneck ... Meister Achilles
Elsa Grube-Deister Elsa Grube-Deister ... Marga
Jutta Wachowiak ... Ursel
Carl Heinz Choynski Carl Heinz Choynski ... Bahre
Gert Gütschow Gert Gütschow ... Walura
Ute Lubosch Ute Lubosch ... Beate
Horst Lebinsky Horst Lebinsky ... Rogalla
Fred Delmare Fred Delmare ... Kanarienvogel
Fred-Arthur Geppert Fred-Arthur Geppert
Günter Rüger Günter Rüger
Johannes Maus Johannes Maus
Wolfgang Winkler Wolfgang Winkler
Christa Löser Christa Löser ... Frau Röder
Walter Bechstein Walter Bechstein
Hilmar Baumann Hilmar Baumann
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Storyline

Karl Achilles has been working at the Bitterfeld chemical plant ever since he helped build it up in 1945. Now he is 65 years old and the time has come for him to retire. The movie depicts his last day at work, and allows for an exemplary glimpse into the working conditions of the former German Democratic Republic as well as into the head of a dedicated worker whose time has come to make room for the next generation. Written by c.winter

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 November 1975 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bankett See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Color (Orwocolor)
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In 2007, Roland Gräf published a book which details his work on the movie, the struggle for its release in East-Germany, and his thoughts on the reception of the film. See more »

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