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Mama, ich lebe ()


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Four young Germans in a Soviet POW camp decide to join the Red Army to hasten the end of the war. Their new identities elicit different reactions from Germans and Russians, and are difficult... See more »

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Günther Becker
Uwe Zerbe ...
Walter Pankonin
Eberhard Kirchberg ...
Karl Koralewski
Detlef Gieß ...
Helmuth Kuschke
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Mauris
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Svetlana (as Margarita Terechowa)
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(as Iwan Lapikow)
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(as Jewgeni Kindinow)
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(as Bolot Bejschenalijew)
Mikhail Vaskov ...
Kolja (as Michail Wasskow)
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(as Anatoli Papanow)
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(as Anatoli Rudakow)
Norbert Christian
Jürgen Hentsch
German Kolushkin ...
(as German Koluschkin)
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(as Swetlana Krjutschkowa)
Dieter Montag
Thomas Neumann
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(as Jewgeni Schutow)
Martin Trettau
Klaus Piontek ...
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Ive Kostova-Neuwirth ...
Rußische Offizierin (uncredited)

Directed by

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Konrad Wolf

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Wolfgang Kohlhaase ... (scenario)
 
Konrad Wolf ... () (uncredited)

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Rainer Böhm

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Werner Bergmann

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Evelyn Carow

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Alfred Hirschmeier

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Werner Bergemann

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Lothar Stäglich ... makeup artist
Rosemarie Stäglich ... makeup artist

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Herbert Ehler ... production manager
Ralph Retzlaff ... unit manager
Werner Teichmann ... unit manager

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Doris Borkmann ... assistant director

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Erhard Kaatz ... set builder
Kurt Pentzien ... property master: outdoor
Gisela Schulze ... set builder (as Gisela Schultze)
Dietrich Tillak ... property master (uncredited)

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Werner Klein ... sound

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Manfred Damm ... assistant camera
Michael Göthe ... still photographer
Jürgen Jankowski ... gaffer

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Wolfgang Beck ... dramaturgist
Günter Klein ... dramaturgist
Klaus Wischnewski ... dramaturgist
Dieter Wolf ... dramaturgist
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Four young Germans in a Soviet POW camp decide to join the Red Army to hasten the end of the war. Their new identities elicit different reactions from Germans and Russians, and are difficult to live up to when they are sent behind German lines. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • Мама, я жив (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Mama, I'm Alive (World-wide, English title)
  • Mama, élek! (Hungary)
  • Yoake mae no tegami (Japan)
  • Mamá, yo vivo (Uruguay)
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